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Unable to set postmaster to accept TCP/IP Connection

From: Jose Esquivel <josearesvi(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Unable to set postmaster to accept TCP/IP Connection
Date: 2008-05-24 20:21:09
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My name is Jose Esquivel I'm form Costa Rica, I have been using
PostgreSQL since my first steps as a system engineer. A few days ago
one of the applications I developed stopped working, is a Java
stand-alone application that uses the postgresql-8.0-311.jdbc3.jar
driver to connect to a PostgreSQL 8.0 database. I installed the DB in a
Windows XP in order to function as a server. These are the steps I
executed in order to make the postmaster accept TCP/IP connection:

1- Log as the posgresql user.

2- Include the Ips of the computers that are going to connect to the server via TCP/IP in the pg_hba.conf file as follows:

host    all         all               md5

I used because the computers that could ask for connections are:,, and

3- Set the listen_addresses = '*' in the postgresql.conf

4- Stop the postmaster using the following command:

    pg_ctl -stop -D "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0\data"

5- Start the postmaster using the following commad: 

    pg_ctl -o -i -D "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0\data"

I attached the .conf files in case I missed something. The problem is
that these steps used to work but now I have not been able to make it
work again, I checked the network and I could ping all of the other
computers. Could you  please tell me if I am missing something or what 
am I doing wrong? 

Thanks a lot for your time.

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Attachment: pg_hba.conf
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