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Re: IDENT authentication failed for user postgres

From: Gerhard Häring <haering_postgresql(at)gmx(dot)de>
To: "G(dot)LeeJohnson" <info(at)heartseed(dot)org>
Cc: postgres-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: IDENT authentication failed for user postgres
Date: 2002-09-28 02:40:00
Message-ID: 20020928024000.GA9488@lilith.ghaering.test (view raw or flat)
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* G.LeeJohnson <info(at)heartseed(dot)org> [2002-09-27 19:10 -0700]:
> Hi,
>    I have connection established between my windows ( where i am trying
> to use pgadmin with pgmigration wizard) and linux and of course a
> firewall that I believe is set correctly to allow ports connect (
> 113according to refusal error in postmaster)...
> 
>    I'm wondering if anyone can help me diagnose the error in Subject
> line of this post....Ive tried editing both fiewall and pg_hba.conf to
> get this working..no dice 

You obviously can't use ident based authentication from an OS that
doesn't provide the ident service. So you'll have to edit the
pg_hba.conf and enable the md5 authentication mechanism, for example.

Your pg_hba.conf should contain the necessary comments to understand its
format.

HTH,

-- Gerhard

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