#8 Allow PostgreSQL null fields on connections

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nobody
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2007-07-29
2007-07-29
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Hello,

I know that PostgreSQL allows you to not specify some fields when connecting. When they are not specified, the behaviour is a little different, and in some cases very different:

username: if the username is not specified, the "unix" username is picked.

password: if the password is not specified, then instead of authenticating against a password, ident is used, that is, it checks to see if you are logged in to the local machine as that user... but to do that...

host: if no host is specified, a socket local connection is used (or something like that).

dbname: if no dbname is specified, a db named after the user is picked.

It would be nice if postgressqlConnect and genericConnect would allow such behaviour.

Thank you.

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