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Re: [GENERAL] ident fails on win2k host...

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Robert J(dot) Sanford, Jr(dot)" <rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] ident fails on win2k host...
Date: 2001-12-03 18:03:08
Message-ID: 17560.1007402588@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Robert J. Sanford, Jr." <rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com> writes:
> does ident authentication work under win2k?

AFAIK it should work; it doesn't depend on anything special on the
server machine.  The questions you need to be asking are
(a) does the *client* machine have an ident daemon running;
(b) can you reach that ident daemon's port (here's where the firewall
might come in);
(c) do you trust that ident daemon to tell you the truth (some would
say that a machine outside your firewall is ipso facto not to be
trusted);
(d) have you set up an appropriate ident mapping in the postgres config
files?

See the documentation.  I don't think the fact that you are running
the server on top of cygwin affects any of these issues.

If you're not clear on why ident auth is failing, look in the
postmaster's logfile for the logged error message, which should
be more informative than the rejection sent to the client.

			regards, tom lane

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