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Re: enhance documentation for SSH-tunneled access to database

From: "Ralf Hauser" <ralfhauser(at)gmx(dot)ch>
To: <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: enhance documentation for SSH-tunneled access to database
Date: 2003-09-13 15:00:08
Message-ID: KJEOKFJJEDMIGBEEJCHCOEOMPAAA.ralfhauser@gmx.ch (view raw or flat)
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Dave,

Thanks for the quick help.
In the meantime, I solved the problem:
'enable "tcpip_socket" in postgresql.conf'.
It would be great if Fred could integrate these two newbie obstacles into
the documentation.

Rgds r.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Page [mailto:dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk]
> Sent: Samstag, 13. September 2003 14:38
> To: hauser(at)acm(dot)org; pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: RE: [pgadmin-support] enhance documentation for SSH-tunneled
> access to database
>
>
> Hi Ralf,
>
> Unfortunately I never used SSL with pgAdmin II myself, so cannot add to
> the detail in the howto, however you might like to try pgAdmin III
> (currently at beta 2 release) which includes built in SSL support and
> provides all the core functionality of pgAdmin II. You can find pgAdmin
> III at www.pgadmin.org/pgadmin3/.
>
> Regards, Dave.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ralf Hauser [mailto:ralfhauser(at)gmx(dot)ch]
> > Sent: 13 September 2003 11:19
> > To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
> > Subject: [pgadmin-support] enhance documentation for
> > SSH-tunneled access to database
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > "How do I... Use pgAdmin II via a secure (encrypted) connection?"
> > (http://pgadmin.postgresql.org/pgadmin2/pgadmin2.php?ContentID
> =11) is an excellent start.
>
> I am using the same set-up for mysql for months without a problem.
>
> To get this also working with postgres, I tried many approaches with no
> success, but then, I noticed that
>
> 1) even on the server on which postmaster/the database is running, I get
>
> <<[root(at)calimero data]# psql -h localhost -p 5432 -U myUserId myDB
> psql: could not connect to server: Connection refused
>         Is the server running on host localhost and accepting
>         TCP/IP connections on port 5432?>>
> so, perhaps, something needs to be changed on the server side first?
>
> 2) secondly, Fred says to enhance pg_hba.conf, but he doesn't hint how
> to get that additional IP address: Especially since more and more
> db-servers are behind firewalls and NATed, this is not so trivial.
>
> My finding so far is that "/sbin/ifconfig" provides this additional
> IP-address that is not visible to the outside.
>
> Anyway, any hints how to solve 1) would be highly appreciated!
>
> 	Ralf
>
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