On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 03:19:43PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 02:31:37PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 
> > > OK, but why would we document the contents of a file that are not to be
> > > modified by the user?
> > 
> > But how is the file used?  Where do I put the file, what do I put in
> > pg_hba.conf to use the file?  Can I have several files, one per
> > pg_hba.conf entry?  Can I use multiple files with a single pg_hba.conf
> > entry?  What happens if I have a username that has the separator in it?
> We no longer have the capability for external password files, which is
> what the 7.2 docs were talking about.  We removed it when we went to
> encrypted MD5 password and pg_hba.conf entries where you can reference
> external lists of users and groups.
> The file you were touching is a cache of usernames written by backends
> modifing the pg_shadow table and read by the postmaster.

Oh, I see!  Thanks for the clarification.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]dcc.uchile.cl>)
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