[isf-wifidog] Newbie Server install questions

Ray Gwinn wifidog at wva.net
Ven 30 Déc 18:14:04 EST 2005

Creating the user wifidog and the database wifidog succeeds without errors.

I am currently installing updates on my FC4 system which takes several hours.  I cannot 
make the tests you suggests until that completes.  I re-installed FC4 from scratch so I 
could carefully look for an ident server install option, but found none.

Anyhow, if you are running a linux, do you have a file /etc/xinetd.d/auth? I think the 
information I need may be in that file even if it is not a FC4 system.  Can you look for me, 
and if the file "auth" exists, send it to me?

While you are at it, could you send me a copy of your pg_hba.conf as an example for me 
to use?

>From looking at the postgreSQL logs, it seems the ident server is needed by postgreSQL 
to validate the user "wifidog".  The logs indicate 3 attempts to connect to the ident server 
on port 113.  The connection to port 113 is refused on all 3 attempts.  The next log entry 
says the user "wifidog" cannot be authenticated.


On 30 Dec 2005 at 16:41, Proulx François wrote:

> I dont' know much Fedora Core... But if you were able to successfully  
> create the database user, check if you can connect with psql
> psql -U wifidog wifidog
> that will connect to the wifidog database with wifidog user. if that  
> does not work check you pg_hba.conf file for permissions
> On 30-Dec-2005, at 16:35 , Ray Gwinn wrote:
> >> Well ... If you can actually run the index.php (home page) without
> >> getting errors, you should be fine
> >
> > When I access index.php, I get the following error displayed  
> > "Unable to connect to
> > database on localhost".
> >
> > After looking at log files it seems PostgreSQL needs an ident  
> > server listening on port 113
> > which I do seem to have running. I cannot figure out what/where the  
> > ident server is on
> > FC4.
> >
> > Reading things on the net, it seems the ident server is controlled  
> > by the file
> > /etc/xinetd.d/auth.  If you have a file "auth" in the /etc/ 
> > xinetd.d/ directory, could you post it
> > in a message here to give me an idea of what to look for?
> >
> > Ray
> >

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