On Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:06:43 -0500
Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:04:56PM +0100, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> > My company is developing code for Postgresql for another company
> > and want to communicate, debate and share the results with the
> > community.
> > 
> > The objetives are upgrade the network backend and frontend of
> > Postgresql:
> > 
> > a) Add support for LibreSSL in it 2 flavors, OpenSSL compatibility
> > mode and own API, b) Add support for sctp protocol,
> > c) Add support for dtls with LibreSSL, with udp/udplite and sctp
> > datagrams, d) Add support to them in makefiles/configure and
> > postgresql configuration.
> > 
> > I have read the FAQ entry [1] and company contributions document
> > [2] and as first step I had search Postgresql mailinglists for
> > similar topics and found nothing. I think this is the second step,
> > share the plan. If you need more information on any topic or has
> > more ideas or howtos or.. reply mail.
> Thanks for sharing these goals, which was an ideal first step.  I
> think your next step is to pick a self-contained subset of those
> goals to implement as a first project.  Then, start a thread
> describing a planned design for that particular subset.  I recommend
> starting either with support for the OpenSSL compatibility mode of
> LibreSSL or with SCTP.

Compile with OpenSSL compatibility mode of LibreSSL is a makefile change, not 
code. Under FreeBSD 10, it's a two line on port configuration and passes all 
postgresql tests.

> When you send a design proposal for SCTP support, please explain why
> a person should choose to reach PostgreSQL over SCTP in lieu of TCP.
> The topic of SCTP support in PostgreSQL has never come up before.

Oks, as a fast hack and preface, SCTP has a tcp compatibility code mode, 
changing the socket call to 'socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, and IPPROTO_SCTP)' in 
frontend and backend code, uses some of the sctp features (multihoming, 4way 
handshake) but not others (multistreaming, only one message per stream, like 
tcp). SCTP is in Linux 2.4+, FreeBSD7+ and other UNIX systems.

Both patchhacks are easy, but I'm still fighting with autotools and studying 
postgresql developer howtos.

> nm
> -- 

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Eduardo Morras <emorr...@yahoo.es>

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