On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, De Clarke wrote:
> The default RedHat install doesn't include pidentd, which
> apparently is now required by PG (?). When I install the
> RPM for pidentd, I get past the "unrecognized authentication"
check the pg_hba.conf file...ident authentication is an option but it
isn't "shipped" by us with it enabled...
> 86) musashi.ucolick.org.postgres: psql -d template1
> Connection to database 'template1' failed.
> connectDB() failed: Is the postmaster running and accepting TCP/IP(with -i) connections at 'localhost' on port '5432'?
This one sounds like you have PGHOST set to a value, so its trying to use
a TCP/IP vs Unix Domain Socket for the connection. Either restart
postmaster with the -i option, or set PGHOST to NULL (environment
> 87) musashi.ucolick.org.postgres: telnet localhost 5432
> Trying 127.0.0.1...
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
> 88) musashi.ucolick.org.postgres:
Same as above...without the -i option, it doesn't listen on port
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