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Re: Postgres and Firewall

From: "Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists)" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Chetan Parekh <chetan(dot)parekh(at)in(dot)v2solutions(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres and Firewall
Date: 2006-12-29 17:10:45
Message-ID: 45954C15.6070105@mailnetwork.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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Chetan Parekh wrote:
>
> We have Postgress Database running on machine with ip address 
> 192.168.0.1 on port no 5432.
>
>  
>
> We want to access this database from outside the firewall. Hence we 
> need to open port no 5432 of 192.168.01 in firewall for outside users. 
> But in firewall configuration we need to provide the type of call also 
> like https, https, ect.
>
>  
>
> We have Swing based application that need to access database over 
> internet.
>
>  
>
> Please guild me, what kind of call it will be from Swing based 
> application to database
>
> !DSPAM:37,45954a6a31941048546528! 
It's a PostgreSQL client library using the PostgreSQL protocol that does 
the talking.
You sound like you're using a fairly restrictive firewall, generally 
allowing traffic from/to a certain IP and port number is all that is 
required - is there a "generic TCP" option at all in your firewall?

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Andy Shellam
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