Re: [gnome-db] Finally got connected but .....

On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 01:13, Antonio G. - Geotronix wrote:
> Hi.
> I've finally got connected with mergeant to my Postgres DBs. I Just
> changed the IP address from to and it got
> connected. Now I ask you all what is the difference of being connectesd
> via loop device or via Is one more secure than the other or
> what? And why is one working and the other not?
if the DB server works on the loopback interface, it just accepts
connections from the local machine. If it does on the configured network
card, it accepts connections from the outside world.

So, it's more secure to run it on the loopback device, if you just
connect locally.


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