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Re: how to create dir using pg/plsql

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>, qinghuamail-postgresqlfans(at)yahoo(dot)com, postgresql-admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: how to create dir using pg/plsql
Date: 2007-08-29 16:47:55
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"Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I was under the impression that recent modern databases, like PG, allow you
> to transfer  control to an out-of-system (system being the DB engine) module
> (shared lib, dll). That is while triggers transfer control within the
> system, now mechanisms exists that allow you to go outside of the system. In
> that context, whence the control is transferred to a C, Perl or whatever
> language, who is to stop that function from doing anything it wants.

Well, sure.  Postgres calls those untrusted languages, and only lets
database superusers use them.

			regards, tom lane

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