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Re: [PATCHES] Allow IDENT authentication on local connections (Linux only)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de>, Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Allow IDENT authentication on local connections (Linux only)
Date: 2001-07-31 16:24:30
Message-ID: 200107311624.f6VGOUW16125@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> ... But Oliver may feel that he has to
> >> continue to support the "peer" keyword on Debian anyway, for backwards
> >> compatibility.  If so, do we want different ways of doing the same thing
> >> on different distros, or should we just follow the Debian precedent to
> >> keep things ugly-but-consistent?
> 
> > We could easily just accept peer as a synonym for ident for a few
> > releases,
> 
> Or let Oliver patch the Debian package to accept peer as a synonym for
> ident.  I don't see any real need to encourage the use of that keyword
> by non-Debianers...

Good idea.  I was hoping to reduce his patching but this way he can
control how long he keeps it active.  However, the text is only one line
in hba.c.  Either way is fine.

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