[pgpool-general: 3137] Re: why using MD5 auth on the backends requires using pool_hba.conf?

Kent Tong kent.tong.mo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 09:14:41 JST 2014

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM, Ryan DeShone <rdeshone at liquidweb.com>

> I would imagine it is to keep the security model of pgpool in line with
> the security model of postgresql. Specifically, so you can limit what
> database and account combinations are accessible from which locations, as
> the postgresql hba file is rendered (more or less) useless as all
> connections to postgresql come from your pgpool box(es).

Thanks! but then why not require pool_hba.conf for, say, pam authentication?
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