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Re: libpq 8.4 beta1: $PGHOST complains about missing root.crt

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: libpq 8.4 beta1: $PGHOST complains about missing root.crt
Date: 2009-04-10 23:01:52
Message-ID: 3084.1239404512@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org> writes:
> The reason why Debian/Ubuntu install a snakeoil SSL certificate and
> configure all packages to use it by default is not because we think
> that this default configuration is "secure" in any way. The reason is
> that configuring it that way is that it becomes darn easy to make your
> entire server with all daemons such as postgresql, postfix, dovecot,
> etc. trusted by simply replacing that central certificate. You can
> still configure individual services to use a different one.

This seems a bit handwavy --- there's a difference between the machine's
own cert and what it thinks is a root cert.  How do you deal with that?
If the root cert is real, how do you put in self-signed server certs?

			regards, tom lane

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