On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 14:26, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Kelly <akelly(at)transparency(dot)org> writes:
> > is my only hope of success to use 'expect', or is there a way
> > pass the pw as an arg to vacuumdb?
> Put the password in the Postgres user's ~/.pgpass file.
That had me excited for a minute, until I found that it's only
available post 7.3. Unfortunately I'm running 7.2.4 and can't upgrade.
> > You know, something like
> > local:username all trust
> If you can't do that then you should consider updating to a more recent
> version of Postgres.
Oh? I wasn't aware that that was even possible.
Wait, lemme guess, it is, but not in my version, right?
> But I'd advise against writing it quite that way,
> since the above would let anyone on the local machine into your
> database --- they just have to claim to be the postgres user via -U.
> You might be able to use "ident" authentication safely, though, if your
> platform supports it on local connections.
Now there's an idea, thanks, Tom.
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