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Re: Spoofing as the postmaster

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Brendan Jurd <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com>, Gurjeet Singh <singh(dot)gurjeet(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tomasz Ostrowski <tometzky(at)batory(dot)org(dot)pl>
Subject: Re: Spoofing as the postmaster
Date: 2007-12-23 15:57:17
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> "I can't start with the configuration you've given me, so I won't
>> start at all" is fairly normal behaviour for a server process, no?
> Yes, we have talked about this in the past and there were concerns that
> that the server might have some network problem that would prevent
> binding on all interfaces, particularly IPv6.

This used to be our behaviour - IIRC we changed it along with the 
listen_interfaces changes in 8.0 because we so frequently see 
misconfigured networking.

I'm wondering if it might not be reasonable to restore it as switchable, 
non-default behaviour.



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