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Re: ident sameuser failure

From: Stephen Harris <sharris(at)concepts(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ident sameuser failure
Date: 2003-02-27 01:00:24
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Well, I'll be ...

I changed postmaster to log to a file, but that didnt reveal much.
I upped the syslog vebosity to debug in  identd.conf and added an entry
daemon.*       /var/log/postmaster.log in syslog.conf.
Then as user sharris I did:
   psql -h workbench -d testuserdb -U testuser
While doing tail -f /var/log/postmaster.log
I saw
    Feb 27 00:47:05 freeflight identd[20989]: reply to 
36458, 5432 : USERID : OTHER :504
So that got me wondering, does the U switch work?
So I su - 'ed testuser and did
    psql -h workbench -d testuserdb
I saw
    Feb 27 00:49:53 freeflight identd[21082]: reply to 
36465, 5432 : USERID : OTHER :testuser
And was given the database shell.
Testusers uid on the client is 1293 and on the server is 501.
However, as soon as I stop identd it stops working.
So you were right, it all comes down to identd, but the U switch in psql 
should of worked?
Perhaps I should make the uids match?
Many thanks

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