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Connecting to MySQL over a network? How?

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What I actually really want to do is to access my MySQL database running on Linux from C# programs running on Windows on the same network.

As a first step, I am simply trying to connect to my MySQL database on Linux computer A from another Linux computer B using the mysql console program from a shell window like this:

mysql -h -u username

The IP address of the computer A is For some reason I seem to be missing something in the configuration because I get this error:

ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (113)

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Note that I do not wish to use something like phpadmin; the point of this excersize is to be able to write Windows applications to access the database to display certain views to users.

Many thanks!
Jul 1 '08 #1
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Never mind, I solved the problem :)

It was the firewall on the Linux PC hosting the database that was blocking any attempts to connect.

After fixing up the firewall, I now can connect, both from my other Linux machine as well as from a C# program running on a Windows machine.

Next I need to figure out how to manipulate images ......

Jul 1 '08 #2

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