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Re: [ADMIN] New to PostgreSQL, is this a DoS?

From: Dax Kelson <dkelson-list-pgsql-admin(at)inconnect(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] New to PostgreSQL, is this a DoS?
Date: 1998-11-16 05:55:04
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On Sun, 15 Nov 1998, Dax Kelson wrote:

> Is this a denial of service?  A remote user can connect and create as many
> phantom tables as they want which could possibly interfere with normal
> operation?  How would the admin even know the name of the table to drop?
> If I connect locally as user "postgres" and I can successfully create and
> see the table.
> Is it normal behaviour that user "postgres" must first create the tables
> for them to be useable?

After more testing I found futher strange behavior.  After locally
user "postgres" creates any table in the database, any remote users can
then create any new table, and it isn't "phantom" (can see it/use it).

Is this desirable and/or expected behavior?  It doesn't seem to me that it

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