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Re: [INTERFACES] Remote access ODBC/MS-Access

From: "Roeland M(dot)J(dot) Meyer" <rmeyer(at)mhsc(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, David Hartwig <daveh(at)insightdist(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Remote access ODBC/MS-Access
Date: 1998-08-21 15:13:58
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At 09:59 AM 8/21/98 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>"Roeland M.J. Meyer" <rmeyer(at)mhsc(dot)com> writes:
>>> postgres(at)condor:/rdbms$> psql customerdb
>>> Connection to database 'customerdb' failed.
>>> connectDB() failed: Is the postmaster running at '' on port
>> '5432'?
>If you look at the code in src/interfaces/libpq/fe-connect.c, you'll
>find this message is generated if the connect() system call fails,
>which means you don't have connectivity to the postmaster.
>You need not worry about whether the database exists or whether
>hba.conf allows you to connect, because none of those conditions
>can be checked until the postmaster receives the startup request
>packet from the client --- and your client is not even getting
>as far as sending that packet.
>A quick-and-dirty point is did you start the postmaster with -i
>on its command line?  If not it won't be listening for TCP
>connections, only unix-socket connections.

Nope. BTW, the man-pages do not mention a -i switch. Are there any parameters?

>Otherwise it seems like you must have an addressing or physical
>connectivity problem of some kind...

Samba works, as well as, BIND, SSH, Apache-SSL, rlogin, etc... raven has
been on-line since Dec97.
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