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Re: Indent authentication overloading

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Indent authentication overloading
Date: 2011-03-19 13:14:18
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On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 16:26, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 16:17, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
>>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 14:43, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>>> Also, the text is not accurate: nothing has been automatically changed
>>>> to anything.  The pg_hba.conf file is just as it was.  You could say
>>>> something like "ident" authentication on local socket treated as
>>>> "peer", but I think a better idea would be to just remove this message
>>>> altogether.
>>> The idea being to let people know it's been deprecated, nothing else.
>>> But sure, we can just remove the message - at elast for now, and maybe
>>> add it $n releases down the road when people are expected to have
>>> changed over.
>> I'm with Robert on this one --- the first reaction I had to your
>> description of the patch was "why do we need a log message for that?"
>> If there were some real reason to push people away from use of the
>> non-preferred term, maybe it'd be worth nagging them to change; but
>> there isn't.
> Ok. fair enough, I'll take that part out.

Here's an updated patch that removes this log message, and adds a few
lines to initdb to create a combination of ident/peer rows. And
finally, adds docs.

> Are people in general in favor of making the change provided I do that, then?


 Magnus Hagander

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