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Bug 158969 - TCP/IP connections disabled by default
Summary: TCP/IP connections disabled by default
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: postgresql
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-05-27 11:08 UTC by Murray Cumming
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-05-27 15:26:10 UTC


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Description Murray Cumming 2005-05-27 11:08:09 UTC
The default
  /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
has
  #tcpip_socket = false
and must be changed to
  tcpip_socket = true
to allow TCP/IP connections, even from applications on the localhost.

This is rather annoying, and difficult for non-technical users to do when
installing applications such as Glom. By the way, debian activates this by default.

Comment 1 Tom Lane 2005-05-27 15:26:10 UTC
This is following the default upstream behavior, which I'm disinclined to have
the RPM editorialize on in any significant fashion.  Loosening the connection
restrictions from what users expect from the PostgreSQL documentation could
result in unexpected security holes.

FWIW, Postgres 8.0 does allow local TCP connections by default, so FC4 will act
the way you want.  But I think it's a bad idea to change it in FC3.


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