AF_UNIX relaxed security patch

Jason Tishler
Thu Aug 16 07:07:00 GMT 2001

I believe that the following patch:

and specifically this portion:

is preventing PostgreSQL AF_UNIX socket clients from being able to
connect to postmaster when it is running under a different user account.

This lead to the following bug report on the Cygwin mailing list:

The attached patch relaxes the security so that this problem is mitigated.
However, I admit to not fully grokking the security ramification of
my change.  Did I open up access to secret_event too much?  Is there a
better way to fix this problem?


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