[pgpool-general: 1364] Re: md5 auth only works when I start pgpool with "-n"

Tatsuo Ishii ishii at postgresql.org
Sat Feb 2 17:57:53 JST 2013

> Howdy,
> I believe I ran into this a few months ago and didn't get a resolution. Now I'm back at it and I hope
> that there's an answer.
> Basically, if i start pgpool (streaming replication / pooling mode) with:
> pgpool -nf pgpool.conf
> I can log in just fine via md5 authentication.
> However, If i start it with
> pgpool -f pgpool.conf
> I get: psql: ERROR:  "MD5" authentication with pgpool failed for user "postgres"
> Since it works fine when i don't background it, I have to assume that my
> configuration is correct.
> I can strace the various processes. (attached) 
> master is: pgpool -f pgpool.conf
> worker is: pgpool: worker process
> waiter is: pgpool: wait for connection request
> I'm on pgpool 3.2.1, CentOS.
> Hopefully this one's already been covered quite a bit (although no luck with
> google and reading back mailing list messages).

Did not reproduce with master here. However we have fixed
pool_password problem in last October.


And this may related to your problem.

Can you please try with this patch or the latest 3.2-stable snapshot?

Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan
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