Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I am confused because you say "dangling" then you say "to the real
> > socket".  You are saying it isn't dangling when the server is running?
> Exactly.  When the server is running it provides a perfectly good path
> to the postmaster.  The point (and the main difference from your PIDfile
> proposal) is that it's supposed to be there all the time, even when the
> postmaster isn't running.  This is what provides protection against the
> spoofer getting there first.

OK, got it.

> > If you are going to require the admin to modify the tmp cleanup script,
> > the admin might as well create the symlink at the same time and have it
> > recreate on boot.
> No, that's not the same, because it doesn't provide protection against
> the symlink getting deleted later on.

Right, so you have to modify the tmp cleaner and create the symlink, right?

  Bruce Momjian  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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