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Re: Firewall Locks Windows Version

From: Tino Wildenhain <tino(at)wildenhain(dot)de>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: Stephen McConnell <mcconnell_stephen(at)yahoo(dot)com>,pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Firewall Locks Windows Version
Date: 2005-08-25 14:17:33
Message-ID: 430DD2FD.8050100@wildenhain.de (view raw or flat)
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Andreas Pflug schrieb:
> Tino Wildenhain wrote:
> 
>> improvement.
>>
>> I dont think adding a regex routine just to find out a shortcut
>> for translating a literal string which means an IP-address
>> is worth the effort - think that "professional programmers"
>> take efficiency in account. And adding a bunch of code just
>> for very very rare use cases for a function which should be
>> provided by the OS is rarely effective.
> 
> 
> This is the very single report of DNS lookup problems. Until we added 
> extended information to FAQs, we had complaints about interrupted 
> connections, caused by misconfigured firewalls. We won't change pgAdmins 
> behaviour to catch bad installations, but continue to concentrate on 
> _valuable_ coding. There's enough sensible stuff on the wish list.
> 

Ah, and btw. Skimming thru the code "read professinonalism" (we take
every hint seriously ;)) it appears libpq would be to blame for
calling gethostbyname(). This is even outside of Daves skope.

Regards
Tino

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