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Re: Dynamic IP authentication

From: Mitch Pirtle <mitchy(at)spacemonkeylabs(dot)com>
To: "'pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Dynamic IP authentication
Date: 2004-03-19 20:14:19
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Sam Barnett-Cormack wrote:

 > On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Richard Dockery wrote:
 >> Does anyone know a way of authenticating client applications with 
dynamic IP
 >> addresses?  All our client machines are receiving dynamic IP 
addresses.  Is
 >> there a way to set up the pg_hba file to allow for this, or is there 
 >> way to configure connections so as not to use this file?
 >> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 >> Thank you!
 > Open access to the whole IP range, but require passwords. I think you
 > can wrap in SSL as well.

This is what I do, and now I won't let non-SSL connections through.  The 
pg_hba.conf entry that lets me connect over SSL from anywhere looks like 

     hostssl  all  mitchy   password

Of course you need to configure your database box with an SSL key, which 
is well documented.

-- Mitch

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