OK, I've found what worked for me.
By default, the pg_hba file installs like so:
# TYPE DATABASE USER IP-ADDRESS IP-MASK METHOD
local all all trust
# IPv4-style local connections:
host all all 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 trust
# IPv6-style local connections:
host all all ::1 ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff trust
Once I removed the IPv6-style line, then I could add my own IP + Mask
combination and it worked fine (in my case this is 192.168.0.0
Perhaps upon installation the IPv6 line should be "remmed" out by default?
From: Anony Mous [mailto:A(dot)Mous(at)shaw(dot)ca]
Sent: August 26, 2004 5:55 AM
To: 'Jan Wieck'; 'Cornelia Boenigk'
Subject: RE: Problem to connect to the Windows Port
I've been watching this thread because I am experience exactly the same
thing. I can also repeat all the diagnostic results of Conni. Postmaster
resides on a Win 2K box. I can telnet to the server no problem. My pg_hba
file line entries will allow access from all hosts, all users, all databases
on ip 192.168.0.0 with a mask of 0.0.0.0 method=trust.
Connection to the postmaster on the local machine works just fine, but I
just cannot get it to connect remotely.
From: Jan Wieck [mailto:JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com]
Sent: August 25, 2004 8:27 PM
To: Cornelia Boenigk
Subject: Re: Problem to connect to the Windows Port
On 8/25/2004 3:11 PM, Cornelia Boenigk wrote:
> Hi all
>> "Connection refused" suggests that you've got a firewall-type
Gruß aus Philadelphia
connection refused means at least that the machine responded to the
connection attempt, but that (it pretended?) nobody is listening on the
The firewall I would set up would not respond at all, but simply drop
the packet. So I doubt you're facing a firewall problem here. Are you
sure that you are trying to contact the right host?
> The port 5432 is open in bith directions.
> I can connect to remote databases from all machines and all OS without
> any problem. Inside the local network I can access the databases in a
> Cygwin-installation on another machine from the Windows Port but not
> vice versa.
>> netstat -an and look for the row that say LISTENING on port 5432 ?
> On both machines there is the line
> TCP 0.0.0.0:5432 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
> TIP 4: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster
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