Logging on with my Public IP address?

Das Goravani goravanis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 16:57:10 UTC 2022



> On Jan 26, 2022, at 11:52 AM, TBS <andyh at totallybrilliant.com> wrote:
> 
> Das
> 
> 2 things to check…...
> 
> 1 - in your pg_hba.conf file have you ‘allowed’ access from the outside world address ? Postgres uses this file as a security test as to who is allowed access - which needs to be set first and then Postgres restarted - if you are on a non-fixed ip your only option would be to open up the whole world to your Postgres database which is probably not ideal - so what I would suggest is that you also changed your Postgres install (using the postresql.conf) to use a non-traditional port (so change it from 5432 to something wacky like 38753 (number at random in port range)

OH yeah! I forgot to fix up _hba to allow outside traffic. That’s it. It’s currently set up only for internal traffic. My bad. I did the port forwarding but that’s not enough given the _hba needs to be fixed up. Will do. 
> 
> 2 - using the outside world IP address will typically route your traffic out and then back in again - so you would also then need to ensure that your internet router is properly forwarding traffic from whichever port you end up running Postgres under - to your server on 192.168.1.3 - otherwise your external traffic simply won’t be seeing the database - and that’s probably your issue at the moment (well you need both of these points addressing !)
> 
> Hope that may help
> 
> Andy Hilton
> Totally Brilliant Software Inc
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> On Jan 26, 2022, 11:45 AM -0500, Das Goravani <goravanis at gmail.com>, wrote:
>> 
>> I use the NO-IP service for IP address. I do not have a fixed IP.
>> 
>> I can log onto my PG database from a local computer on my home network where my server is using 192.168.1.3
>> 
>> Which is my servers current local address.
>> 
>> But when I use my public IP address of 142.197.254.173 then I cannot log onto my PG database.
>> 
>> Why is that?
>> 
>> I want to be able to present the ability for others around the country to log onto my server’s PG database for a demo I am making.
>> 
>> So I want to use my public IP address for logging on I believe.. right? Isn’t that right?
>> 
>> When I try to run the following code, it takes a long pause on the $logon line.. and returns flag false
>> 
>> This is my logon code:
>> 
>> 
>> Calculate iUserName as $ctask.tUserRow.rep_username
>> Calculate iUserPassword as $ctask.tUserRow.rep_password
>> 
>> Do $ctask.tSessObjPG.$logoff()
>> Do $root.$sessions.PGSESSION.$logoff()
>> 
>> Do tSessObjPG.$port.$assign(5432)
>> Do tSessObjPG.$database.$assign('DasPGDB')
>> Do tSessObjPG.$hostname.$assign('142.197.254.173')
>> Do tSessObjPG.$logon('142.197.254.173',iUserName,iUserPassword,'PGSESSION') Returns #F
>> If flag true
>> Do tSessObjPG.$newstatement('StatObjPG') Returns tStatObjPG
>> Do $ctask.tStatObjPG.$maxresultsetsize.$assign(2,147,483,647)
>> Calculate tSessObjPGRef as $extobjects.PGSQLDAM.$objects.PGSQLSESS.$newref()
>> Calculate $ctask.tStatObjPGRef as $ctask.tSessObjPG.$newstatementref()
>> End If
>> Quit method #F
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