Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> writes:
> * Tom Lane (tgl(at)postgresql(dot)org) wrote:
>> Enable pg_ctl to give up admin privileges when starting the server under
>> Windows (if newer than NT4, else works same as before).
> I don't suppose we could consider doing this for Unix-based systems too?
> I think it'd certainly be nice. It's also how quite a few other Unix
> daemons operate.
Why should we try to duplicate the functionality of "su"? And we would
have to largely duplicate it, not just change process UID.
I don't see the need for it anyway. The only reason this patch went in
at all is to compensate for the general level of ignorance of Windows
regards, tom lane
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