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Re: [PATCHES] Allow IDENT authentication on local connections (Linux only)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de>, Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Allow IDENT authentication on local connections (Linux only)
Date: 2001-07-31 16:00:32
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> Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de> writes:
> > On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> There is a more complete version of this capability in the Debian patch
> >> set.  I think we've been waiting for Oliver to pull it out and submit it
> >> as a patch...
> > Ok found it; uses "peer" as a keyword instead of "ident" but basically
> > does the same thing. I think you can discard my patch then.
> Well, we need to talk about that.  I like your idea of making ident auth
> "just work" on local connections better than Oliver's approach of
> inventing a separate auth-type keyword.  So some kind of merger of the
> two patches seems attractive to me.  But Oliver may feel that he has to
> continue to support the "peer" keyword on Debian anyway, for backwards
> compatibility.  If so, do we want different ways of doing the same thing
> on different distros, or should we just follow the Debian precedent to
> keep things ugly-but-consistent?

We could easily just accept peer as a synonym for ident for a few
releases, because it fact our ident will become something that is used
beyond the identd server.

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