Re: [PATCHES] Avahi support for Postgresql

From: tomas(at)tuxteam(dot)de
To: Mathias Hasselmann <mathias(at)openismus(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Murray Cumming <murrayc(at)openismus(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Avahi support for Postgresql
Date: 2008-03-29 12:25:21
Message-ID: 20080329122521.GA20142@www.trapp.net
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On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 01:13:38PM +0100, Mathias Hasselmann wrote:

[...]

> Avahi/Bonjour/DNS-SD support[1] is very important, for integrating
> Postgresql with modern desktop environments like OSX, GNOME, KDE: It's
> very convenient to choose active DBMS servers in your local network from
> a list, instead of memorizing "cryptic" connection parameters.

[...]

> People not wanting DNS-SD support for their server can easily control
> that feature via the "--with-avahi" configure scripts.

Sorry for a dumb question, but I couldn't figure that out from your
references [1]..[4]: does that mean that the PostgreSQL server would
"advertise itself" on the local net? Or what is the purpose of liking-in
libavahi into the postmaster?

Surely one wouldn't want this in a data center? Is there a possiblity to
disable that at run time?

Thanks for any insights

- -- tomás
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