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Re: Invalid length of startup packet

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Henrik Steffen" <steffen(at)city-map(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Invalid length of startup packet
Date: 2002-05-27 17:02:29
Message-ID: 14105.1022518949@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Henrik Steffen" <steffen(at)city-map(dot)de> writes:
> Does anyone know what the message "invalid length of startup packet"
> in /var/log/messages means?

Something is connecting to your postmaster and sending invalid data.

> It says it's "fatal" - so what is the reason
> for this message, what does it mean and what can I do against it?

In this context "fatal" just means that that connection will be dropped.

			regards, tom lane

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