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Re: Windows default to localhost is in the wrong place

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Windows default to localhost is in the wrong place
Date: 2004-12-28 19:53:39
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Tom Lane wrote:

>Isn't this fix in the wrong place?
>
>2004-03-23 22:10  momjian
>
>	* src/bin/psql/startup.c: >>Also, what is the default connection
>	mode of psql? It should probably be
>	>>equivalent to "-h localhost", shouldn't it?
>	>>
>	>>
>	>
>	>Now that is something I had not thought of.  Seems we can assume a
>	Win32
>	>psql can never use unix domain sockets, so defaulting that to
>	localhost
>	>is a good solution too.
>	
>	Andrew Dunstan
>
>
>ISTM that libpq itself ought to default to localhost, rather than
>failing, on machines that don't have Unix sockets.
>
>
>  
>

So then it would be picked up by pg_dump, createdb etc., plus third 
party clients? Not a bad idea. Are you going to fix it for 8.0?

cheers

andrew

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