Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: [PATCHES] Solaris ident authentication using unix domain sockets

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Garick Hamlin <ghamlin(at)isc(dot)upenn(dot)edu>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Solaris ident authentication using unix domain sockets
Date: 2008-07-05 23:13:32
Message-ID: 4870001C.6060402@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-hackerspgsql-patches

Robert Treat wrote:
> On Thursday 03 July 2008 14:01:22 Tom Lane wrote:
>   
>> Garick Hamlin <ghamlin(at)isc(dot)upenn(dot)edu> writes:
>>     
>>> 	I have a patch that I have been using to support postgresql's
>>> notion of ident authentication when using unix domain sockets on
>>> Solaris.  This patch basically just adds support for using
>>> getupeercred() on Solaris so unix sockets and ident auth works just
>>> like it does on Linux and elsewhere.
>>>       
>> Cool.
>>
>>     
>
> Hmm... I've always been told that Solaris didn't support this because the 
> Solaris developers feel that IDENT is inherently insecure. If that is more 
> than just a philosphical opinion, I wonder if there should be additional 
> hurdles in place to enable this on that platform. Note that isn't an 
> objection from me, though I'm curious if any of the Sun guys want to chime in 
> on this. 
>
>   


We don't actually use the Ident protocol for Unix sockets on any 
platform. AIUI, this patch just implements what we do on platforms like 
Linux or *BSD.

cheers

andrew

In response to

Responses

pgsql-hackers by date

Next:From: Ron MayerDate: 2008-07-06 00:40:06
Subject: Re: A Windows x64 port of PostgreSQL
Previous:From: Robert TreatDate: 2008-07-05 22:44:47
Subject: Re: CommitFest rules

pgsql-patches by date

Next:From: Tom LaneDate: 2008-07-06 04:51:45
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Solaris ident authentication using unix domain sockets
Previous:From: David FetterDate: 2008-07-05 22:15:00
Subject: Re: WITH RECURSIVE updated to CVS TIP

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group