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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Enable pg_ctl to give up admin privileges when starting the

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Enable pg_ctl to give up admin privileges when starting the
Date: 2006-02-11 16:04:54
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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
users...

			regards, tom lane

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