> At 18:34 4/08/00 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >[ Charset ISO-8859-1 unsupported, converting... ]
> >> Philip Warner writes:
> >> > Is there any reason that a security model does not exist for psql that
> >> > allows Unix user 'fred' to log in as PG user 'fred' with no password etc,
> >> > but any user trying to log on as someone other than themselves has to
> >> > provide a password?
> >> Short of someone sitting down and making it happen I don't see any. You'd
> >> only need to implement some sort of fall-through in `pg_hba.conf', which
> >> in my estimate can't be exceedingly hard.
> >How do you know Fred is Fred without a password?
> The idea was to apply only on the matchine on which the postmaster runs;
> then ideally you get the username of the client process. It's kind of like
> IDENT, except it works only for local connections, and asks for passwords
> for non-local connections.
I am not aware of any way to determine the PID at the other end of a
unix domain socket.
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