[lug] PostgresSQL user mapping question

Glenn Murray gmurray at mines.edu
Fri Sep 27 16:53:05 MDT 2002

Thanks, Dan,


Perhaps I didn't make this clear enough, but everything is happening
on one box.  Port 113 is open (i.e., not firewalled), and ps -ef shows
some identd processes when I take the firewall down.

Glenn Murray

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, D. Stimits wrote:

> ...
> > postgres:~$ createdb -U ocw ocwdb
> > psql: FATAL 1:  IDENT authentication failed for user "ocw"
> ...
> For each linux machine involved, be sure port 113 is open. Also, make
> sure the identd service is running on each machine (if you can "telnet
> localhost 113", it is running)...if Redhat, use chkconfig to list/alter
> runlevels of identd. For redhat, runlevels 2-5 on are appropriate.
> I'm not sure when it applies, but in some cases it may be necessary for
> user ID numbers from /etc/passwd to be the same on both remote and local
> systems...I wouldn't go mucking with UID's, but you might go to the docs
> for this issue if starting identd fails to do the job.
> D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com
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