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Re: FW: [ppa-dev] Severe bug in debian - phppgadmin opens up

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: Lincoln Yeoh <lyeoh(at)pop(dot)jaring(dot)my>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>, Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FW: [ppa-dev] Severe bug in debian - phppgadmin opens up
Date: 2001-11-28 15:03:47
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Lincoln Yeoh wrote:
> At 01:08 AM 11/28/01 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> >Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> ... But because we are Internet-enabled,
> >> and because our insecurity is only local, it seems OK to people.
> >
> >It's not that it's "okay", it's that we haven't got any good
> >alternatives.  Password auth sucks from a convenience point of view
> >(or even from a possibility point of view, for scripts; don't forget
> >the changes that you yourself recently applied to guarantee that a
> >script *cannot* supply a password to psql).  Ident auth doesn't work,
> >
> Ack. We can't send in passwords to psql anymore? :(
> Is there a safe way to send username and password to psql?

smbclient does it via a file which must be 0600, but I don't know if 
psql has anything like that.


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