Re: [HACKERS] What goes into the security doc?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What goes into the security doc?
Date: 2003-08-30 17:47:19
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Dan Langille wrote:
> On 30 Aug 2003 at 17:37, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Dan Langille writes:
> >
> > > It has already been decided that we need something.
> >
> > Please point me to where this has been decided.
> I'm sure you can google as well I can can. The original message in
> this thread referred to "PostgreSQL Password Cracker" posted on 2003-
> 01-02. You could also search for the subject of this message. When
> you find those you'll see that such a section was suggested. I took
> up the task, suggested some content. Then it lingered and was
> brought up again recently. Your objections are the first.
> I can't see why you, or anyone for that matter, can possibly object
> to a section titled security which points to the relevent components
> and parts within the documentation. As previously stated, what I have
> posted is a starting point.
> You aren't being asked to do the work. Why do you care if someone
> else does it? You may not need such documentation, but it will be
> useful to many.

I don't think we "decided" to add it, but no one has objected to the
idea, except Peter recently. Does it make sense to have a security
overview section in the documentation?

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