Jeff Janes <> writes:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> No.  Why would you want that?  External connections to the test DB seem
>> like exactly what you *don't* want, for reproducibility's sake.

> I would want to do that so that the code dealing with password-based logins
> doesn't go completely untested by "make check", like it currently is.

Well, unless you create a user with a password and use that password to
log in, you're not performing much of a test.  Getting the hba entry
in there seems to me to be about the least of the worries for making
a usable test case.

                        regards, tom lane

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