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Re: postgres 9 bind address for replication

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Adam Crews <adam(dot)crews(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-cluster-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgres 9 bind address for replication
Date: 2012-07-23 15:34:26
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On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 1:24 AM, Adam Crews <adam(dot)crews(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm sorry for cross-posting, however I originally posted this to
> pgsql-general list, but didnt get any replies.
> I’m using pg 9.1.3 on CentOS 5 and have a few slave databases setup
> using the built in streaming replication.
> On the slaves I set the “listen_addresses” config option to an ip
> address for a virtual alias on my network interfaces.  The host has an
> address of, and there is a virtual alias of that
> the slave postmaster binds to.
> When the slave makes it connection to the master to start replication
> the source address for the connection is the host address, not the
> virtual alias address.  Connections appear to come from,
> instead of the slave postmaster address of
> This seems like a bug to me.  I could understand that if the
> postmaster is listening on all interfaces, then it should use whatever
> the IP is for the for the host, but in an instance where the
> postmaster has been configured to listen to a specific address it
> seems like the call to start the replication should be passed that
> address so connections come from the slave postmaster’s IP, instead of
> the host.
> Is there a config option that can be used to adjust this?  I've looked
> in the docs, but haven't found one yet.
> Is this perhaps a bug, or lack of feature?

I don't think it's a bug, because the behavior you're hoping for might
not be what everyone would want in a similar situation.  It might
qualify as an unimplemented feature.

This mailing list isn't heavily used and this seems a bit off-topic
for it anyway; you might want to try a different one for further
discussion of this issue.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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