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Re: Missing or errooneous pg_hba.conf file

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bill Chandler <billybobc1210(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Missing or errooneous pg_hba.conf file
Date: 2004-05-19 21:16:26
Message-ID: 20717.1085001386@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bill Chandler <billybobc1210(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> LOG: invalid entry in pg_hba.conf file at line 60,
> token "255.255.255.255"

> I have found that if I change this value to anything 
> other than "255.255.255.255" (e.g. "255.255.255.254") 
> the message goes away.

Bizarre.  AFAICS this must indicate that getaddrinfo() is rejecting the
value, which perhaps could happen if some bit of it were miscoded to
use "-1" as a failure code.

> Interestingly the same 7.4.1 binary running on a different machine did
> not exhibit the problem.  Could it be a Solaris patch level thing?

Seems likely.  Can you update and see if that fixes it?

			regards, tom lane

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