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Re: [GENERAL] user authentication failed (#210)

From: Michael Plump <plumpy(at)skylab(dot)org>
To: Carsten Huettl <CHUETTL(at)ahorn(dot)sgh(dot)uunet(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] user authentication failed (#210)
Date: 1999-10-24 00:01:45
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.10.9910231659520.1330-100000@magic.hurrah.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, Carsten Huettl wrote:

> Data Source: PostgreSQL
> Description: PostgreSQL Test
> Database: Mydb
> Server: 192.168.10.123
> Port: 54332
> Name: postgres
> Password: postgres      #this is postgres' fbsd password
>                                    #not pgsql password
> 
> What is wrong here.

First of all, you want the postgresql password, NOT the freebsd password
for the 'postgres' user.

Second of all, giving a shell account the same password as it's username
is dumb, dumb, dumb.  Especially since someone could portscan you, see you
have postgresql running, and then guess the postgres account.

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