Thursday, August 9, 2007

How to connect to postgreSQL database through the network (linux - debian system)

First you have start the postgreSQL server....

# /etc/init.d/postgresql start

step:1 Allow remote access to postgresql database....

First you open the file called /etc/postgresql/pg_hba.conf.

# vim /etc/postgresql/8.1/main/pg_hba.conf

Now append the following line.

host all all ip_address net_mask auth_method

"ip_address" means your ip. "net_mask" means net mask. "auth_method" means authentication method. There are few authentication methods. such as "password, trust, md5" like that...

host all all trust

When we add auth_method as 'trust', think as trust user. If we add as 'md5', have to issue password while connect to this machine.

more details on postgresql doc

then save and close

step:2 Allow TCP/IP communication

open the file called /etc/postgresql/8.1/main/postgresql.conf. (8.1 means version. It may be vary)

Uncomment "listen_addresses" option.

It's default value is "localhost" and change to '*'.

Finally restart the postgresql database server..

# /etc/init.d/postgresql restart

step:3 Try to connect from remote machine

# psql -h -U postgres d- test

-h means host
-U means user name
-d means database name



Tom Lord said...

thanks for the quick tutorial, was useful in getting up and running here :)

Tarun Singhal said...

thanks for a nice article

T@Vo said...

Thanks !

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Unknown said...

Thanks...really helphul