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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

chk_encodings(8)

Name

chk_encodings - check the label encodings file syntax

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/chk_encodings [-a] [-c maxclass] [pathname]

Description

chk_encodings checks the syntax of the label-encodings file that is specified by pathname. With the –a option, chk_encodings also prints a semantic analysis of the label-encodings file that is specified by pathname. If pathname is not specified, chk_encodings checks and analyzes the /etc/security/tsol/label_encodings file.

If label-encodings file analysis was requested, whatever analysis can be provided is written to the standard output file even if errors were found.

Options

–a

Provide a semantic analysis of the label encodings file.

–c maxclass

Accept a maximum classification value of maxclass (default 255) in the label encodings file CLASSIFICATIONS section.

Exit Status

When successful, chk_encodings returns an exit status of 0 (true) and writes to the standard output file a confirmation that no errors were found in pathname. Otherwise, chk_encodings returns an exit status of nonzero (false) and writes an error diagnostic to the standard output file.

Files

/etc/security/tsol/label_encodings

The label encodings file contains the classification names, words, constraints, and values for the defined labels of this system.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/file_labeling
Interface Stability
See below.
Standard
DDS-2600-6216-93, Compartmented Mode Workstation Labeling: Encodings Format, September 1993

The command output is Not-an-Interface. The command invocation is Committed for systems that implement the DIA MAC policy.

See Also

label_encodings(5), attributes(7), labels(7)

Trusted Extensions Configuration and Administration

Notes

This file is part of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Mandatory Access Control (MAC) policy. This file might not be applicable to other MAC policies that might be developed for future releases of Solaris Trusted Extensions software.