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Re: Network Patch to specify IP Address to Bind to

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "James A(dot) Pattie" <james(at)pcxperience(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Network Patch to specify IP Address to Bind to
Date: 2000-10-17 03:42:49
Message-ID: 200010170342.XAA05845@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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We have a more general solution from someone at uunet.  I will try to
merge it into the current cvs tree before beta starts.  If you want to
try it, I can send it over.


> I created a patch for the postgres/postmaster program so that I could
> specify an IP Address to bind to.  This was needed for getting
> PostgreSQL to work under the FreeVSD project (http://www.freevsd.org).
> 
> The behaviour is to specify argument -I IP_Address as part of the
> options.  I just modified the call to StreamServerPort to take the IP
> Address instead of the hostName.  I default the IP Address to "0.0.0.0"
> which causes the default behaviour to occurr if you don't specify the -I
> option.  In StreamServerPort I do some checking and then use
> gethostbyname to give me the correct structure for the IP Address and
> then set the correct values.  This code is currently only allocating 17
> char's for the IP Address, so if anyone wants to specify a host name
> they should change it to a longer value, etc.
> 
> I also modified the reset_shared function to add the current pid to the
> calculation for ipc_key so that we have uniqueness even when using the
> same port.
> 
> I am attaching the patch just for this feature.  If anyone is interested
> in the work I did to get the FreeVSD project to automatically support
> PostgreSQL, e-mail me and I'll send you the patches.
> 
> --
> James A. Pattie
> james(at)pcxperience(dot)com
> 
> Linux  --  SysAdmin / Programmer
> PC & Web Xperience, Inc.
> http://www.pcxperience.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 


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