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Re: Problem to connect to the Windows Port

From: "Anony Mous" <A(dot)Mous(at)shaw(dot)ca>
To: "'Jan Wieck'" <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,"'Cornelia Boenigk'" <poppcorn(at)cornelia-boenigk(dot)de>
Cc: "'pgsql-general'" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem to connect to the Windows Port
Date: 2004-08-26 13:35:59
Message-ID: 00c601c48b71$9f7903d0$6902a8c0@PETER (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-general
OK, I've found what worked for me.

By default, the pg_hba file installs like so: 

local all all trust 
# IPv4-style local connections: 
host all all trust 
# IPv6-style local connections: 
host all all ::1 ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff trust 

Once I removed the IPv6-style line, then I could add my own IP + Mask
combination and it worked fine (in my case this is

Perhaps upon installation the IPv6 line should be "remmed" out by default? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Anony Mous [mailto:A(dot)Mous(at)shaw(dot)ca] 
Sent: August 26, 2004 5:55 AM
To: 'Jan Wieck'; 'Cornelia Boenigk'
Cc: 'pgsql-general'
Subject: RE: Problem to connect to the Windows Port

I've been watching this thread because I am experience exactly the same
thing.  I can also repeat all the diagnostic results of Conni.  Postmaster
resides on a Win 2K box.  I can telnet to the server no problem.  My pg_hba
file line entries will allow access from all hosts, all users, all databases
on ip with a mask of method=trust.

Connection to the postmaster on the local machine works just fine, but I
just cannot get it to connect remotely.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Wieck [mailto:JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com] 
Sent: August 25, 2004 8:27 PM
To: Cornelia Boenigk
Cc: pgsql-general
Subject: Re: Problem to connect to the Windows Port

On 8/25/2004 3:11 PM, Cornelia Boenigk wrote:
> Hi all
>> "Connection refused" suggests that you've got a firewall-type
> problem,

Hi Conni,

Gruß aus Philadelphia

connection refused means at least that the machine responded to the 
connection attempt, but that (it pretended?) nobody is listening on the 

The firewall I would set up would not respond at all, but simply drop 
the packet. So I doubt you're facing a firewall problem here. Are you 
sure that you are trying to contact the right host?


> The port 5432 is open in bith directions.
> I can connect to remote databases from all machines and all OS without
> any problem. Inside the local network I can access the databases in a
> Cygwin-installation on another machine from the Windows Port but not
> vice versa.
>> netstat -an and look for the row that say LISTENING on port 5432 ?
> On both machines there is the line
> TCP               LISTENING
> Regards
> Conni
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