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Re: Add statistics_collector_listen_addresses to fix hard-coding of "localhost"

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Robert Young <yayooo(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, GavinFlower <gavinflower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>, Pg Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Add statistics_collector_listen_addresses to fix hard-coding of "localhost"
Date: 2011-10-28 13:39:40
Message-ID: 1319809042-sup-2773@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Excerpts from Robert Young's message of vie oct 28 04:11:57 -0300 2011:
> I am just wondering, why "localhost" entry in /etc/hosts is editable
> and why 127.0.0.1 not fixed with loopback interface?
> should you agree with that we should submit a patch to kernel to
> resolve "localhost" to 127.0.0.1 statically need no entry in
> /etc/hosts and loopback interface bind to 127.0.0.1 not changeable?
> If your answer is NO.

Maybe you can define localhost as an IPv6 address.


> Why you give me this option to configure /etc/hosts or loopback
> interface as well as deprive my option which hostname or IP for
> statistics_collector to listen on?
> Why operating system designed flexible and database system wrote in hard-coding?

Are you solving a real problem here?

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Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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