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Re: Spoofing as the postmaster

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Spoofing as the postmaster
Date: 2007-12-29 18:00:20
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 12:40:24PM +0100, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> We already *do* allow the DBA to choose this, no? If you put the root
> >> certificate on the client, it *will* verify the server cert, and it
> >> *will* refuse to connect to a server that can't present a trusted root cert.
> > 
> > I think Tom's point is that we don't allow this for connections over a
> > Unix Domain socket. And thus we should remove the asymmetry so the
> > verification can work for them also.
> If that's where we still are, then I'm all for that provided it doesn't
> add a whole lot of complexity, as I think I said before. I thought we
> were now talking general SSL connections. That could be where I lost the
> thread :-)

I think the user-visible impact of that addition would be to add
'localssl' in pg_hba.conf.  It would be nice if we had made SSL control
separate from the connection type, and perhaps we will explore that in
8.4. (None of this is 8.3, I believe.)

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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