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Revised: Allow IDENT authentication on local connections

From: Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de>
To: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Revised: Allow IDENT authentication on local connections
Date: 2001-08-01 00:35:00
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The attached patch features:
- allow "ident" as a keyword for local connections
- determine username of connecting process for unix domain sockets and
match them against usermaps
- autoconf and documentation

The above features are activated only if the os supports SO_PEERCRED.
For systems without SO_PEERCRED support there is no change. Integrating
other mechanisms to get the required information is straight-forward.

Preparing the patch took longer because there is a bug in the nightly tar
I used (hba.c around line 216):
	line = lnext(line);
	if (!line)
		auth_arg[0] = '\0';
/* !!! need token = lfirst(line) here, else we reuse the last one !!! */
		StrNCpy(auth_arg, token, MAX_AUTH_ARG - 1);
Fixed in the patch as well, so applying may fail if you fixed it yourself.

Happy hacking,

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