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Re: Re: [INTERFACES] PSQL Working, but PGAccess Not Connecting.

From: ghaverla(at)freenet(dot)edmonton(dot)ab(dot)ca
To: tuan <nguyen_a(at)cnam(dot)fr>
Cc: "pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [INTERFACES] PSQL Working, but PGAccess Not Connecting.
Date: 2000-08-17 02:04:36
Message-ID: Pine.A41.3.95.1000816200247.45958A-100000@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, tuan wrote:
> Thomas Lockhart wrote:

> > Perhaps the "-i" is disabled by default to enhance out-of-the-box
> > network security?

> Could you tell why it is less secure to run postmaster in IP sockets
> than using Unix sockets ?

I'll take a stab at this.  Unix sockets are confined to the
single machine in question.  IP Sockets are (potentially)
open to the network.  Larger population of intruders.

Gord

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