Secure Postgres access

Reid Priedhorsky reid at reidster.net
Wed Sep 6 18:21:56 CEST 2006


Hi folks,

I would like to access a remote Postgres server from a Python program in a
secure way. Postgres doesn't currently listen to the Internet for
connections, and I'd prefer to keep it that way.

I know how to forward ports using SSH, but I don't like doing this because
then anyone who knows the port number can connect to Postgres over the
same tunnel. (I'm not the only user on the client machine.)

What I envision is something like wrapping an SSH connection which then
opens psql once connected, but I'm not too picky.

Both Postgres and the Python program are running on Linux.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much for any help.

Reid



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