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Re: WIP: remove use of flat auth file for clientauthentication

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: WIP: remove use of flat auth file for clientauthentication
Date: 2009-08-29 17:49:01
Message-ID: 1251568141.4839.1501.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 2009-08-29 at 09:00 -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Simon Riggs (simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com) wrote:
> > I get the feeling that part of the inspiration for this is that Hot
> > Standby must maintain this file. If not, I'm curious as to the reasons
> > for doing this. No objections however, just curiosity.
> 
> The impetus for these changes was the performance complaint that adding
> new users is extremely expensive once the files get to be large.
> Solving that kind of a problem typically involves moving away from flat
> files and to a database.  Thankfully, we happen to have a database
> already built-in. ;)

LOL. Quite lucky that. :)

-- 
 Simon Riggs           www.2ndQuadrant.com


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