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Re: DB Error: connect failed

From: Andy Shellam <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Fatih Gulec <fatihg(at)cs(dot)hacettepe(dot)edu(dot)tr>
Cc: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DB Error: connect failed
Date: 2006-08-13 19:32:43
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I'm guessing one of 2 things is happening here:

- PHP is connecting through the Unix socket in /tmp, and permissions are 
wrong on the /tmp directory for the Apache user
- Something like TCP wrappers is blocking localhost connections

Try changing the connection host to the machine's ethernet IP address 
instead of, this will give you a clue if this is the case.
You could also examine the PostgreSQL logs - I doubt if it would log 
this error, but it's worth a shot.


Fatih Gulec wrote:
> Here is the problem :
> System : Fedora Core 5
> Application server : Apache (comes with Fedora base installation)
> 1. I could not connect to postgresql in php code whicih uses pear packet
> DB. Here is the error code :
> DB Error: connect failed [nativecode=Unable to connect to PostgreSQL
> server: could not connect to server: Permission denied Is the server
> running on host "" and accepting TCP/IP connections on port
> 5432?] ** pgsql://postgres:bbmprens(at)127(dot)0(dot)0(dot)1/prens
> 2. By the way I can connect that db from an other machine which the system
> is Windows XP and program is default PgAdmin.
> 2. Alsa I can connect and use from a windows machine with the sama php
> code that connects to the dbms which works on the Fedora Core 5.
> 3. The user and password are tested by using pgsql command, in command
> prompt.
> Thanks...
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