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[1.6.x] Fixed #21296 -- Added docs for PostgreSQL and unix domains so…

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Backport of 1e39982 from master
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@@ -506,8 +506,10 @@ this value is assumed to be the host.
If you're using PostgreSQL, by default (empty :setting:`HOST`), the connection
to the database is done through UNIX domain sockets ('local' lines in
-``pg_hba.conf``). If you want to connect through TCP sockets, set
-:setting:`HOST` to 'localhost' or '127.0.0.1' ('host' lines in ``pg_hba.conf``).
+``pg_hba.conf``). If your UNIX domain socket is not in the standard location,
+use the same value of ``unix_socket_directory`` from ``postgresql.conf``.
+If you want to connect through TCP sockets, set :setting:`HOST` to 'localhost'
+or '127.0.0.1' ('host' lines in ``pg_hba.conf``).
On Windows, you should always define :setting:`HOST`, as UNIX domain sockets
are not available.
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