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Re: PostgreSQL on system with root as only user

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Fredrik Israelsson" <fredrik(dot)israelsson(at)eu(dot)biotage(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL on system with root as only user
Date: 2006-08-30 13:17:05
Message-ID: 26500.1156943825@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Fredrik Israelsson" <fredrik(dot)israelsson(at)eu(dot)biotage(dot)com> writes:
> I am about to install PostgreSQL on a minimal Linux system, where root
> is the only user that is allowed to exist.

You've *got* to be kidding.  That's possibly the stupidest system design
decision I've ever heard ... what is the point of disallowing non-root
userids?  It certainly can't improve system security to run everything
as root.

			regards, tom lane

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