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how to use ip address instead of ''localhost'' or ''''

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How to connect postgresql database using eclipse in java.
i can able to connect with using "localhost" or "" but I am not able to connect with "IP address" or "host name(system name)" on the same machine(local system).
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This is as generally you dont want to make your database engine accessible from outside for security reasons. I.e. mySQL for example, doesnt allow access from the network by default, only from the local machine, which is fine if i.e. the web server etc... is running on that same machine.

You should be able to change which interfaces it listens on in the appropriate configuration files. Remember to also poke a hole in your firewall.

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