PostgreSQL 8.0.3 + FreeBSD + TCP/IP

Kalashnikov Ilya kalashnikovi at
Tue Jun 14 16:07:49 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 10:05 -0500, Joseph Koenig (jWeb) wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a difficulty getting PostgreSQL to accept TCP/IP connections on
> FreeBSD 5.3. I have edited 'postgresql.conf' in my postgres data directory
> to set the listen_address (and uncommented it) and have the port line
> uncommented and set to the default 5432. I then restarted the postmaster and
> tried to connect. I get:
> could not connect to server: Connection refused
>         Is the server running on host "" and accepting
>         TCP/IP connections on port 5432?
> I can connect from localhost just fine. Is there anything that needs to be
> set in /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/hosts.allow? I have postgresql_enable="YES"
> in my /etc/rc.conf file, but have not rebooted since I added that. If that's
> the problem, is there a good way to load that value without rebooting? Is it
> just an environmental variable? Thanks,
> Joe Koenig
> Production Manager
> jWeb New Media Design
> joe at
> 636.928.3162 
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also check how database is started.
example: pg_ctl start -D $PGDATA -o -i
Options -i listen tcp connection.
Kalashnikov Ilya <kalashnikovi at>

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