Am Samstag, den 29.03.2008, 12:25 +0000 schrieb [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 01:13:38PM +0100, Mathias Hasselmann wrote: > > [...] > > > Avahi/Bonjour/DNS-SD support is very important, for integrating > > Postgresql with modern desktop environments like OSX, GNOME, KDE: It's > > very convenient to choose active DBMS servers in your local network from > > a list, instead of memorizing "cryptic" connection parameters. > > [...] > > > People not wanting DNS-SD support for their server can easily control > > that feature via the "--with-avahi" configure scripts. > > Sorry for a dumb question, but I couldn't figure that out from your > references ..: does that mean that the PostgreSQL server would > "advertise itself" on the local net? Or what is the purpose of liking-in > libavahi into the postmaster?
Yes, that's the purpose. > Surely one wouldn't want this in a data center? Yes, this feature definitely targets small-office use, personal use, DB developers. Don't know enough about data centers to judge the impact there, but since Avahi - as used in the patch - announces to the local network only, the impact sould be small. Still you can tell Avahi to explicitly announce at a certain, non-local domain, but this feature is not implemented by the patch. Maybe database developers in large network environments could make use of such announcements. It would be trivial to add. > Is there a possiblity to disable that at run time? The feature is disabled by default. As long as you do not specify a zeroconf_name in your configuration file, nothing happens. This is the same behavior as established by the Bonjour code. Ciao, Mathias -- Mathias Hasselmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.openismus.com/ - We can get it done. -- Sent via pgsql-patches mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-patches