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Re: [HACKERS] Solution to the pg_user passwd problem !?? (c)

From: Goran Thyni <goran(at)bildbasen(dot)se>
To: brett(at)work(dot)chicken(dot)org
Cc: ocie(at)paracel(dot)com, maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us, scrappy(at)hub(dot)org, jwieck(at)debis(dot)com, Andreas(dot)Zeugswetter(at)telecom(dot)at, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Solution to the pg_user passwd problem !?? (c)
Date: 1998-02-26 16:35:18
Message-ID: 19980226163518.17392.qmail@guevara.bildbasen.se (view raw or flat)
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>   What about a public/private key mechanism, like ssh?

Yes, just use ssh as-is and run psql etc in a ssh tunnel
when running over insecure nets.

Making cryptography part of pgsql is not good idea for two reasons:
1. It is bloat
2. It make us targets of legal-problems (US-export-control etc).

IMHO, even Kerberous should be removed.

info about ssh is available at:

http://www.cs.hut.fi/ssh/ free version
http://www.ssh.fi/ commercial (+mac/windows) versions

      regards,
-- 
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Gran Thyni, sysadm, JMS Bildbasen, Kiruna


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