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Re: Spoofing as the postmaster

From: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>,Tomasz Ostrowski <tometzky(at)batory(dot)org(dot)pl>
Subject: Re: Spoofing as the postmaster
Date: 2007-12-24 20:27:24
Message-ID: 20071224202724.GO91207@decibel.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 09:25:05AM -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> So, what solutions exist?  We could require the use of port numbers less
> than 1024 which typically require root and then become a non-root user,
> but that requires root to start the server.  We could put the unix

I don't know about *requiring* this, but it would certainly be a nice
option to have. Right now there's absolutely no way that you could get
Postgres to use a port < 1024.
-- 
Decibel!, aka Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect  decibel(at)decibel(dot)org 
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