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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: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>, Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Allow IDENT authentication on local connections (Linux only)
Date: 2001-07-31 23:42:37
Message-ID: 200107312342.f6VNgbu21100@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> BTW, while digging through my mail archives I discovered that Oliver
> *did* already extract his "peer" auth patch and submit it as a proposed
> patch --- see the pghackers archives for 3-May-2001.  At the time I
> think we were concerned about portability issues, but as long as it's
> appropriately autoconf'd and documented, I see no real objection to
> supporting SO_PEERCRED authentication.
> 
> I do still like Helge's API (use "ident") better than adding another
> auth keyword, though.

There is a Solaris API someone submitted a a month ago that was sort of
rejected too.  I will have to dig that one up.

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