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Re: VMWare connection

From: "Vikram Khurana" <vkhurana(at)mail(dot)nmfs(dot)hawaii(dot)edu>
To: "'Krystian Brazulewicz'" <krystian(dot)brazulewicz(at)iq(dot)pl>,<pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: VMWare connection
Date: 2002-08-23 21:31:17
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I'm new to VMWare, Linux & Postgres. So pardon my newbie post.

grep IPADDR ifcfg-eth?

I didn't have a ifcfg-eth file so I did grep IPADDR ifcfg-eth0 in the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory but got back no result.

What does that mean?

I did do a ipconfig in W2k to find out my IP & tried to connect using
the IP for VMware. No luck with that either. Does Postgres's service run
on port 5432 by default?

I've tried changing the password for Postgres but it asks me for the
current passwd when I do that in Linux. As far as I could find it is
supposed to be empty, but when I just press enter at the current
password it errors it. Is there another default password for Postgres? I
did my install thro RPM's

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[mailto:pgadmin-support-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Krystian
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 10:52 AM
To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] VMWare connection

Hello Vikram

When using VMWare, you've a fake network interface installed which is
for communication between
your host and virtual machine.
Login on your 'virtual' RH7.3, go to the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts,
issue a command:

grep IPADDR ifcfg-eth?

then it should output a line formed like this:


where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is an IP address you're looking for

Make sure that your pg_hba.conf allows to connect from your w2k box as
postgres with no password! (postgresql documentation covers this area

hope this helps
Krystian Brazulewicz

> Howdy,
> I have RH 7.3 running on VMWare with W2k as the host. Postgres is
> running on the Linux VMware. How do I connect to Postgres from the W2k
> box. I tried the default connection with server=localhost, port =5432
> and username=postgres with pwd blank, but no luck.

> I'll appreciate it if someone can point me to some HOWTO's on the web.
> couldn't find any on the archive for this mailing list or on Google.
> Thanks,
> Vikram
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