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Re: Best practice for running pgsql under cygwin?

Greetings, Ryan Johnson!

> On 22/12/2012 7:36 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> Greetings, Ryan Johnson!
>>> I'm trying to set up pgsql for classroom instruction, which means I need
>>> to allow students to connect to my machine, preferably with no OS-level
>>> privileges and minimal database privileges.
>> If your class is about setting up the server, you should really use virtual
>> machines.
>> If it's about using SQL on already running server, it makes no difference, if
>> you've your server as Cygwin port or native application - clients will never
>> know.
>>> Setting up the database roles looks straightforward enough, but I'm having
>>> trouble figuring out how to secure the machine.
>> It is unclear to me, why you need to let students access the machine.
> Most student work will be done on private installs of pgsql, which they 
> can set up however they'd like.

> However, we're going to do classroom demos at times, including one where 
> we have fun with different isolation levels; I'll need multiple students 
> logged into the same database so they can mess with each others' 
> interactive transactions.

The answer remains the same - use virtual machines. Probably, with Linux.
Then you would be able to have pre-made system installations for every class,
and what more important, you could easily restore each VM to the state you
want it in for a next group of students taking the same class.

Andrey Repin ( 23.12.2012, <05:51>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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