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Re^5: Trouble Connecting to PostgreSQL with DBD::Pg

by erix (Vicar)
on Nov 16, 2010 at 19:58 UTC ( #871819=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Trouble Connecting to PostgreSQL with DBD::Pg
in thread Trouble Connecting to PostgreSQL with DBD::Pg

Yeah, you probably have no ident server.

afoken's advice is good (but careful: his URLs point to 9.0, which is slightly different). A few extra remarks:

Server restart can be avoided with:

select pg_reload_conf(); -- returns true on success

or, on the commandline: pg_ctl reload ...

Maybe not necessary now, but further down the road you may find it handy to organise access (permanently or temporary) via the ~/.pgpass file, and/or the PGPASSFILE environment variable, which you can have pointing to any .pgpass-like file. More info here;

Finally, read the Pg manual caveat on 'ident':

Heed the warning: The Identification Protocol is not intended as an authorization or access control protocol. --RFC 1413


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Re^6: Trouble Connecting to PostgreSQL with DBD::Pg
by vendion (Scribe) on Nov 16, 2010 at 21:58 UTC

    Thank you for the help, I am to get MD5 auth working and that is good enough for me

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