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Re: PostgreSQL on system with root as only user

From: "Fredrik Israelsson" <fredrik(dot)israelsson(at)eu(dot)biotage(dot)com>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL on system with root as only user
Date: 2006-08-30 13:34:22
Message-ID: B6D0C6EF9C7B5C48AB71BDB7334C9FFAC05D37@seuppms101.eu.companyb.com (view raw or flat)
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Well, no actual "design decision" is made yet. Just testing...

...actually, in embedded, minimalistic environments, I don't think it's
unusual to have one and only one user.

/Fredrik 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us] 
Sent: den 30 augusti 2006 15:17
To: Fredrik Israelsson
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL on system with root as only user 

"Fredrik Israelsson" <fredrik(dot)israelsson(at)eu(dot)biotage(dot)com> writes:
> I am about to install PostgreSQL on a minimal Linux system, where root

> is the only user that is allowed to exist.

You've *got* to be kidding.  That's possibly the stupidest system design
decision I've ever heard ... what is the point of disallowing non-root
userids?  It certainly can't improve system security to run everything
as root.

			regards, tom lane

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