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Re: Password requirement in windows installer

From: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Password requirement in windows installer
Date: 2007-08-31 19:12:03
Message-ID: 20070831191203.GI38801@decibel.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 02:38:25PM -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Indeed, I would argue that, for industrial-class data centre use, if
> you can't use ident between machines, your network security is in
> very bad shape.  (That isn't to say I think it's a good idea; but
> rather, that I hope the network is well enough run that, even if you
> did run it, it would not represent a real risk.)

ISTM that if someone breaches your network to the point where they can
spoof identd, you're pretty much hosed anyway; so what's the point of
hard-coding passwords in a config file somewhere then?
-- 
Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby                        decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
EnterpriseDB      http://enterprisedb.com      512.569.9461 (cell)

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