"Dave Del Signore" wrote
>Try editing the script by hand, and find the line which is of the form:
>su -l postgres -c "$BINDIR/postmaster -i -S -D$DATADIR"
yes, this is OK
"Joe Shevland" wrote
>and check if anything is listening on port 5432.
I get: tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5432 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
>Also, try looking at your ODBC data source definition
>and check the hostname/IP address setting.
>Once you've verified this, try pinging that hostname
>or IP address from your DOS-prompt to see if its
>reachable via TCP/IP.
I'll have to look up what these mean and how to do them.
I'm still pretty ignorant. :-)
"Tom Lane" wrote
>If you mean that "psql" works, that's good, but by default psql tries to
>connect via a Unix socket file, not via TCP/IP. So TCP connection
>problems won't necessarily show up. If you use the -h option then psql
>tries to use a TCP connection, which is what pgaccess always tries.
>I'll bet if you do "psql -h localhost" you see the same failure as in
>If you do, say, "telnet localhost 23", do you get a telnet login prompt
>or an error?
I got error no such command. So installed telnet, and now get:
"telnet: unable to connect to remote host: Network is unreachable."
It is now quite apparent that my problem is not with PgAccess, but with my
network setup. I'll work on this. I see that I have lots more reading to
Many thanks to you all for the help. I would never have thought of these
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