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Re: Installing postgres on Vista, can't connect remotely

From: "Joshua Tolley" <eggyknap(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Bastiaan Olij" <lists(at)basenlily(dot)nl>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installing postgres on Vista, can't connect remotely
Date: 2008-10-03 12:11:20
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On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Bastiaan Olij <lists(at)basenlily(dot)nl> wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> I'm hoping someone ran into this before and knows a quick answer. I just
> got a new vista machine in to work on, first time I tried installing
> Postgresql on Vista. Downloaded the latest installer of the postgres
> site and installed it.
> Installation itself went just fine, no strange things, the usual Vista
> access control crap, and voila, postgres was running. I can start
> PGadmin just fine, logon to my server, created a database.
> The world is as shiny as the weather is today in Sydney :)
> Changed the hba and config file to allow remote connections and decided
> to connect to my new server via my Macbook. The sun is still shining but
> no connection... It just took awhile and times out. So I though
> firewall! Went into the firewall settings of Vista, told it to accept
> connections on port 5432. No change.. Turned the whole firewall off, ah
> change, now my PGadmin on my Macbook tells me right away my server isn't
> allowing a connection (the standard connection refused message).
> I'm pulling my hair out here, my Vista machine can connect to my macbook
> machine just fine (its also running a postgres server), I can connect to
> any of our other postgres servers running on windows boxes (XP and 2003)
> from my macbook just fine. But I must be overlooking something obvious
> on this new Vista box..
> --
> Kindest Regards,
> Bastiaan Olij
> e-mail/MSN: bastiaan(at)basenlily(dot)nl
> web:
> Skype: Mux213
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Well, you sound like you know what you're doing, but let's cover
basics. What is listen_address set to in postgresql.conf? Port? Have
you restarted postgresql since you made the changes you discussed?
Does netstat tell you something's listening on that port? Does
postgresql log anything now that you get a quick rejection instead of
a long timeout? Hope this helps some...

- Josh / eggyknap

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