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Cygwin AF_UNIX socket security improvement patch

From: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
To: Pgsql-Ports <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Cygwin AF_UNIX socket security improvement patch
Date: 2001-04-10 20:52:45
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The following patch has been recently applied to Cygwin CVS:

I hoping that someone knowledgeable in the area of PostgreSQL sockets
communication can comment on whether or not this will really improve
Cygwin PostgreSQL AF_UNIX socket security.  Recall that Cygwin's AF_UNIX
sockets are really implemented as AF_INET sockets.  Specifically, I'm
interested in whether or not the remaining sendto() and recvfrom() caveats
minimize the effectiveness of this patch with regards to PostgreSQL.


Jason Tishler
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