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Re: Problem with pg_hba.conf file in Postgres 7.3

From: April Carvalho <acarvalh(at)brave(dot)cs(dot)uml(dot)edu>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org,Dan MacNeil <omacneil(at)brave(dot)cs(dot)uml(dot)edu>
Subject: Re: Problem with pg_hba.conf file in Postgres 7.3
Date: 2004-01-23 16:55:24
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Thanks for answering.

It's (PostgreSQL) 7.3.4, from the Debian testing suite.
The syntax is right, but my co worker found out what was wrong--
The files seem to be in the wrong place, and thus they couldn't be

The docs say they should be in the same directory as pg_hba.conf,
but they're now in /var/lib/postgres/data (our pg_hba.conf file is
in /etc/postgresql).  I'm curious why he got a different error message
than I, which enabled him to find the problem quickly.

Thanks again.


On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Tom Lane wrote:

> April Carvalho <acarvalh(at)brave(dot)cs(dot)uml(dot)edu> writes:
> > I've been trying to fix a problem with my pg_hba.conf file.
> > For some reason, when using an external file when declaring
> > a list of users that can see a database, postgress is giving
> > me a syntax error.
> It seems to work for me with 7.4.1 --- but the @-inclusion syntax
> is fairly recent.  I'm not sure if it is supported in 7.3.*.
> What PG version are you using?
> > I think the problem may be the file itself, but there's nothing in the
> > postgres docs that say how this file should be formatted.
> It's just a free-format list of names.  Either of these should work:
> 	user1 user2 user3
> 	user1
> 	user2
> 	user3
> I think you can have comments too.
> [ thinks... ]  Are you remembering to SIGHUP the postmaster after
> changing the file contents?  It won't notice a change otherwise.
> 			regards, tom lane
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