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Re: Remote administration functionality

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Remote administration functionality
Date: 2005-08-01 00:35:02
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Dave Page wrote:
> -----Original Message----- From: Bruce Momjian
> [mailto:pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us] Sent: Sun 7/31/2005 2:58 PM To: Dave
> Page Cc: Tom Lane; Magnus Hagander; PostgreSQL-development Subject:
> Re: [HACKERS] Remote administration functionality
> > I was thinking of a global table that can be modified with
> > INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE and is then dumped to a flat file, like we do with
> > pg_shadow.
> The problem is, pg_hba.conf might be editted via the OS unlike the text
> version of pg_shadow which is only editted via the server, which would
> make appropriate locking nigh-on impossible afaics.
> Unless you're advocating only allowing pg_hba modifications via the
> server, in which case it must be started in default configuration before
> any mods can be made. That doesn't seem like a good idea to me :-(

I am thinking we will need load_pg_hba() and write_pg_hba() that will
load and write the table to pg_hba.conf.

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