> I thought I would through in my 2c into this discussion,
> First: Bruce, I believe you said earlier that we don't even fire
> up a back end before we reject them. From what I could see from
> a strace, the pg_hba.conf file is never open from the postmaster,
> so I am not sure how this can be.
> I will look more into this later to thuroughly verify this statement.
I can assure you that the postmaster reads the pg_hba.conf, and no
database access is performed for validation. In fact, we go though
great hurtles to enable this. The dump of pg_shadow to a flat file is
just one of the things we have to do so the postmaster can do its job
with no database access.
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