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Re: [HACKERS] Re: Bug#21681: postgresql: Doesn't allow granting to

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas G(dot) Lockhart)
Cc: olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk, jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, 21681(at)bugs(dot)debian(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: Bug#21681: postgresql: Doesn't allow granting to
Date: 1998-04-29 03:56:21
Message-ID: 199804290357.XAA05953@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> 
> More info on the GRANT problem with user names containing a minus sign:
> 
> It turns out that "+-=" are used inside an ACL string constructed
> internally in the backend. So, putting one of those characters into the
> user name causes what follows to be misinterpreted.
> 
>  * aclparse
>  *      Consumes and parses an ACL specification of the form:
>  *              [group|user] [A-Za-z0-9]*[+-=][rwaR]*
> 
> I think that we would need to restructure this internal information to
> make the user name field unambiguous no matter its contents.
> 
> Bruce, can you put this on the ToDo list? In the meantime I would
> suggest _not_ restricting the allowable user names elsewhere, since this
> is a bug fix kind of thing...

Added to TODO:

* Restructure storing of GRANT permission information to allow +-=


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