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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: Bill Moran <wmoran(at)potentialtech(dot)com>
To: rhubbell <Rhubbell(at)iHubbell(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-01-29 18:16:19
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Lists: pgsql-general
In response to rhubbell <Rhubbell(at)iHubbell(dot)com>:
> I'm a new user to PostgreSQL so mine's fresh from doing an install recently.
> In /etc/postgresql/8.3/main/pg_hba.conf
> # METHOD can be "trust", "reject", "md5", "crypt", "password", "gss", "sspi",
> # "krb5", "ident", "pam" or "ldap".  Note that "password" sends passwords
> # in clear text; "md5" is preferred since it sends encrypted passwords.
> So I chose md5 but it will not work, seems like a basic thing. So I am
> forced to use "trust".

How on earth does failure of md5 to work force you to use trust?

How about crypt or password (password is pretty darn simple to set up).

Bill Moran

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