PostgreSQL 8.0.3 + FreeBSD + TCP/IP

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Jun 14 19:24:17 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:05:05AM -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.

You need to set listen_addresses, like it says in the comments:

	listen_addresses = '*'

This will allow Postgresql connections from all interfaces.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                             When all else fails, RTFM

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