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Re: Patch to be verbose about being unable to read ~/.pgpasss...

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: Sean Chittenden <sean(at)chittenden(dot)org>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to be verbose about being unable to read ~/.pgpasss...
Date: 2003-06-24 03:01:21
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Is there a TODO here?  Tom has added the printf functionality already.


Tom Lane wrote:
> Sean Chittenden <sean(at)chittenden(dot)org> writes:
> > I maintain that having a security concern in PasswordFromFile() cause
> > the connection to abort as the default behavior is a bad idea.
> That is a legitimate concern.  Doesn't seem like we have any really
> clean way to satisfy all the needs here.
> One idea I was toying with was to have PasswordFromFile set a flag in
> the PGconn struct indicating that .pgpass has permissions problems.
> Then some later routine could check the flag and issue the notice if
> needed, giving the app a chance to install its notice handler
> beforehand.  However, this begs the question of *which* later routine
> should do this.  PQexec would once have been the obvious choice, but
> as of 7.4 it's quite possible that some apps would never use it.
> And I don't want to sprinkle the issue through a bunch of different
> routines.  Maybe PQgetResult would be a safe bet that all apps would
> go through (directly or indirectly).  Comments?
> 			regards, tom lane
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