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Impossible to bind to a specific IP address

From: Graham Leggett <minfrin(at)sharp(dot)fm>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Impossible to bind to a specific IP address
Date: 2001-08-12 17:01:39
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As far as I can tell from the documentaion, it is impossible to tell the
postmaster daemon to bind to just a single IP address - only to a
specific port on all IP addresses. This makes hardening the box
postgresql is running on impossible.

Is there a workaround to this? (other than trying to firewall off the
ports - the box needs to be protected from other boxes nearby - it is in
an insecure environment).

minfrin(at)sharp(dot)fm		"There's a moon
					over Bourbon Street


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