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Re: Open 7.3 items

From: Ron Snyder <snyder(at)roguewave(dot)com>
To: 'Bruce Momjian' <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Ron Snyder <snyder(at)roguewave(dot)com>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>,Neil Conway <nconway(at)klamath(dot)dyndns(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Open 7.3 items
Date: 2002-07-31 22:11:08
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> OK, how do secondary passwords work in pg_hba.conf.  It requires
> clear-text 'password', right, because the password is already crypt-ed
> in the file.

I presume that you're referring to passwords being transmitted clear text?  

> One idea I had was to look for a colon in the username, and if I see
> one, I assume everything after the colon is a password.  
> Would that work
> for you?

It would as long as there was an assumption (or method to specify) that the
stuff after the colon is a crypt()ed password.  Our method to generate the
password file is to 'ypcat passwd > /db/etc/password; cat
/db/etc/pg-only-passwords >> /db/etc/password'.  We could very easily only
pull only the fields we care about from our yp passwd file.

I suppose I should also mention that we're not wedded to this method-- we've
just found it convenient.  If we needed to script something else up to
connect to the databases and set passwords, we could do that too, it would
just be a bit more work.



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