On Aug 10, 2005, at 6:38 AM, Tomasz Myrta wrote:
> Fischer Ulrich napisal 2005-06-22 17:37:
>> I'm new in this List.
>> I would like to connect to a Postgres-Server by a LabView-Client.
>> The problem is, there is NO odbc-driver for LV on Linux and no LV-
>> interface to postgreSQL.
>> So I decided to make my own simple LabView driver. Are there some
>> docs, which describes the basic communication over a tcp
>> connection between the postgres server and a client? I'm
>> interested in 'message architecture' (header, data for login, sql-
>> querys and so on...) and all this stuff.
> May I ask you, why do you want to make your own direct TCP
> connection to PostgreSQL? I think, in your case it would be much
> easier to create some wrapper for libpq or some other frontend
> library. It needs less work and you don't have to be afraid about
> tracking internal protocol changes.
>> I tried some backward engineering by sniffing the tcp connection,
>> but it is rather anoying. It looks like the messages have some
>> binary headers and they are a problem....
> Maybe source code of common used PostgresSQL frontends like libpq
> will help you?
PostgreSQL has a very nice and well documented protocol. See
John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL
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