PostgreSQL: Allow Remote Connections
$ netstat -nlt Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:22 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:5432 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
5432 is bound to
127.0.0.1. It means any attempt to connect to the PostgreSQL server from outside the machine will be rejected.
postgresql.conf by changing
listen_addresses = 'localhost' to
listen_addresses = '*'. Restart PostgreSQL server
sudo systemctl restart postgresql
From now on
Local Address” for port
5432 should change to
You should be now able to initiate a remote connection. Replace
22.214.171.124 with the IP of your PostgreSQL server.
$ psql -h 126.96.36.199 -U postgres psql: could not connect to server: Connection refused Is the server running on host "188.8.131.52" and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432?
0.0.0.0 interface is not enough. Remote connections also need a proper authentication rule being set in
pg_hba.conf. By adding the following entry at the end, you will allow connections from any IP.
host all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5 host all all ::/0 md5
You can also set IPs that can connect to this PostgreSQL server explicitly. The following configuration allows only connections from a machine
host all all 184.108.40.206/0 md5