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Re: [HACKERS] What goes into the security doc?

From: "Dan Langille" <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What goes into the security doc?
Date: 2003-08-17 02:09:40
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Given I'm the smartass that volunteered in the first place, perhaps I 
should complete what I started.

I work well with a deadline.  When do you want this done?

On 16 Aug 2003 at 12:41, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Now that we are in beta, does someone want to tackle a "security"
> section in the docs?
> 
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Dan Langille wrote:
> > With reference to my post to the "PostgreSQL Password Cracker" on
> > 2003-01-02, I've promised to write a security document for the project.
> > Here it is, Sunday night, and I can't sleep.  What better way to get there
> > than start this task...
> > 
> > My plan is to write this in very simple HTML.  I will post the draft
> > document on my website and post the URL here from time to time for
> > feedback. Please make suggestions for content.  So far, I will cover these
> > items:
> > 
> > - .pgpass (see
> > http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/libpq-files.html)
> > - local connections
> > - remote connections (recommending SSL)
> > - pg_hba (only in passing, most of that is at
> > http://www.postgresql.org/idocs/index.php?client-authentication.html)
> > - running the postmaster as a specific user
> > 
> > That doesn't sound like much.  Surely you can think of something else to
> > add.  Should I post this to another list for their views?
> > 
> > OK, that's done it.  I'm ready for sleep now.
> > 
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