I'm trying to write my own frontend. I found the info below (thanks
Tom) about the StartupPacket.
1. For pgsql 7.3.2, what should the protocol version number be?
2. Also, what exactly is a limstring? (I'm not using C, but a
language called REALbasic.) Is this a string of exactly 64 (or 32)
bits? Must it be null terminated? Must empty space be filled with
3. What could 'Any additional command line arguments' be? Which
arguments could be valid at this stage?
> StartupPacket (F)
> Int32(296) - The size of the packet in bytes.
> Int32 - The protocol version number. The most significant 16
> bits are the major version number. The least 16 significant bits are
> the minor version number.
> LimString64 - The database name, defaults to the user name if
> LimString32 - The user name.
> LimString64 - Any additional command line arguments to be passed to
> the backend child process by the server.
> LimString64 - Unused.
> LimString64 - The optional tty the backend should use for debugging
> messages. (Currently, this field is unsupported and ignored.)
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