We're trying to avoid creating any unnecessary files, especially outside of the product installation tree. Look at this as a policy. Experience shows that sooner or later some of your customers ask you: what is this /tmp/.s.PGSQL.xxx file is? What do I need it for? Also some admins known to periodically clean out /tmp, /var/run, etc.
Mike. > -----Original Message----- > From: Bruce Momjian [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 8:38 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Do we always need the socket file? > > > Michael Brusser wrote: > > I have Postgres 7.2.1 configured to listen on TCP/IP port. > > When the server starts up it still creates the socket file in /tmp. > > Removing this file manually does not seem to cause any problem for the > > application. > > > > Is there a way to prevent postmaster from creating this file? > > Is this really safe to remove the socket file, or would it create > > some problem that I won't necessarily see? > > I guess the big question is why you don't want the file created? If you > have 'local' disabled in pg_hba.conf, it doesn't allow connections. > > -- > Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us > [EMAIL PROTECTED] | (610) 359-1001 > + If your life is a hard drive, | 13 Roberts Road > + Christ can be your backup. | Newtown Square, > Pennsylvania 19073 > ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: you can get off all lists at once with the unregister command (send "unregister YourEmailAddressHere" to [EMAIL PROTECTED])