Is there a way to share via SMB a filesystem mounted via NFS without disabling SElinux?

Antonio asked:

I have two CentOS hosts. The first is NAS and the second one is a diskless SMB server. The NAS server share folder via NFS and secure Ethernet connection with SMB server. SMB server shares content to Intranet, WiFi, etc.

When I run this command, I’ve got some trouble:

[root@smbserver ~]# chcon -t samba_share_t /mnt/distr/
chcon: failed to change context of `/mnt/distr/' to `system_u:object_r:samba_share_t:s0': Operation not supported

I tried to mount this share with option in /etc/fstab:

nasserver:/mnt/distr /mnt/distr nfs context="system_u:object_r:samba_share_t:s0" 0 0

But this also does not help.

Is there a way to share via SMB a filesystem mounted via NFS without disabling SElinux?

My answer:


Yes, just set the appropriate boolean:

setsebool -P samba_share_nfs 1

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