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Re: problem with an account name 'replication' for streaming replication

From: Uwe Bartels <uwe(dot)bartels(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: problem with an account name 'replication' for streaming replication
Date: 2011-03-31 04:45:09
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On 31 March 2011 04:53, Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Uwe Bartels <uwe(dot)bartels(at)gmail(dot)com>
> wrote:
> > when I used the postgres login 'replication' as the account for streaming
> > replication I get the following error message:
> > 2011-03-28 18:06:47 CEST FATAL:  could not connect to the primary server:
> > FATAL:  no pg_hba.conf entry for replication connection from host
> > "172.16.56.122", user "replication", SSL off
> >
> > The corresponding pg_hba.conf entry was correct and there was no other
> > matching entry before that line.
> > # TYPE  DATABASE        USER            CIDR-ADDRESS            METHOD
> > host    replication     replication              172.16.56.122/32
> md5
> >
> > By changing the account name - everything worked as smoth as I am used to
> > with postgres.
>
> This is a constraint of streaming replication, and listed as a TODO item.
> http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/TODO#Configuration_files
>
>    Have pg_hba.conf consider "replication" special only in the database
> field
>        * http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2010-10/msg00632.php
>
Thanks.
And Brendan was right:
<<

I suspect this is going to trip a lot of people up.  We could just
document it and tell people that if they want to use 'replication' as
a username, they'd better quote it in pg_hba.conf.

>>

best regards,
Uwe


>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Fujii Masao
> NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
> NTT Open Source Software Center
>

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