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Old 03-18-2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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Connecting Linux Mysql from Windows XP ODBC

I have installed CentOS 4.4 and Mysql on it, it is working. I have windowsxp client and I want to connect that machine to Linux MySql through ODBC, when trying to create DSN, it says "clientxp.lan is not allowed to connect this server" "clientxp" is xp machine. Are some special steps are required to take on Linux server to connect it through windows?
Old 03-18-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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It's probably a configuration issue on the server - you need to make sure that: the MySQL service permits remote connections, the system firewall allows access to the MySQL service, and that you have setup an account that can login from that system or network (the "host" piece of the username must be correct for the XP client). This is not likely to be a Windows-specific issue.

This page walks you through pretty much every possibility.
Old 03-20-2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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Thanks, Hob, the referred link is very much informative and I am able to solve my problem. Thanks again
Old 01-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Similar problem

I had a similar problem trying to connect to a database from Windows using ODBC to mysql on a Centos server. After creating a log in account and giving priviliges and grants on mysql, I did the following...

I made sure my.cnf was set correctly

In /etc/my.cnf under [mysqld] commented out
In /etc/my.cnf [mysqld] I also set
instead of bind-address=

In the /etc/hosts.allow, I listed
I added an iptable rule:
/sbin/iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --destination-port 3306 -j ACCEPT
I saved it:
/etc/init.d/iptables save
I restarted the firewall:
/etc/init.d/iptables restart
I then checked the /etc/sysconfig/iptables file and I saw the entry:
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 3306 -j ACCEPT

I rebooted the network service and nothing! I even rebooted the server, and nothing!

I gave up for the night and the next morning decided to use GUI settings on Centos. I came across this page:

I added port 3306 with the "Security Level Configuration Tool"

I tested again AND IT FINALLY WORKED!!!

I am not sure why adding it on the shell with the iptable command did not work, but at least it works now.

I know this is an old post but I'd though I'd add this in case others run into similar problems.

Good luck!
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When modifying the IPTABLE configuration from the command line to allow MySQL connections, you must also add the line
to the file /etc/sysconfig/system-config-securitylevel.



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