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Re: [BUGS] postgresql 8.0b1 Win32 observations

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,"Justin Wyer" <justin(at)isogo(dot)co(dot)za>,"postgresql" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [BUGS] postgresql 8.0b1 Win32 observations
Date: 2004-08-23 08:27:54
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE34C055@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> > For one, there is no security on the files. We take 
> explicit steps to 
> > ensure the security of the files against the pg service account on 
> > NTFS (deny-write permissions on everything except the PGDATA 
> > directory). This step cannot be done on FAT, obviously.
> 
> No, but anyone running on FAT already knows that. Our concern 
> is making sure that PostgreSQL cannot be used as an attack 
> route, and ensuring that data is stored reliably. Anything 
> beyond that is starting to become intrusive imo.

In my experience, the first sentence of this is not always true. The
rest is, though. Since you're clearly pretty convinced we shouldn't put
up that warning, I'll defer on this :-)


//Magnus


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