Tom Lane wrote:
"Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Tom Lane wrote:
As of PG 8.3, libpq allows a conninfo string to be passed in via the
dbName parameter of PQsetdbLogin.

I didn't even know we could do that. I always use the shell variable option instead. Does anyone actually use the facility?

Well, not yet, because it's new in 8.3 ...

Yeah, let's not do that. Like you said, "While we cannot absolutely prevent client apps from doing stupid things, it seems like it might be a good idea to prevent passwords from being passed in through dbName. "

To me... this is something that if we allow, people will use it, and we will end up removing it, realizing it is a bad idea. There are plenty of other ways to pass the password in a more sane way.


Joshua D. Drake

                        regards, tom lane

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