Re: Patch: use SCM_CREDS authentication over PF_LOCAL sockets

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: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, wollman(at)LCS(dot)MIT(dot)EDU, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch: use SCM_CREDS authentication over PF_LOCAL sockets
Date: 2001-08-14 22:18:18
Message-ID: 200108142218.f7EMIIH25491@candle.pha.pa.us
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> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> >> BTW, current sources already contain support for using
> >> getsockopt(SO_PEERCRED) where available --- AFAIK that's only Linux,
> >> but perhaps that's all you need.
>
> > Is this feature any different from the fake local ident we've put it?
>
> Yes. Wollman's code uses an SCM_CREDS message, which means (a) it will
> work on Solaris and one or two other Unixen, not only Linux; but (b)
> it requires client-side code additions, not only server-side code.

BSD/OS supports it, and I assume FreeBSD too.
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