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Old 11-07-2005, 06:00 AM   #1
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Mysql and mysql java connector, connection refused

I have had a problem with mysql and mysql java connection on a new installation of Slackware 10.2. This was installed with the option to automatically start the mysql server selected.

My problem was that I could log on to mysql from the command line but connection from a java program was refused whatever the user. I did not even have a response like 'refused for 'alan'@'localhost', just connection refused.

I found that if I deleted the /var/lib/mysql/mysql files and then rebooted thus preventing the server from starting I could restore files, start the server and everything connected Ok. The problem was that when I rebooted I had the same problem as before, I could connect from the command line but not through java. I also could not find a way of stopping the server when it had been autostarted.

In the end, out of frustration I did a re-installation. I did not select autostart for mysql. Instead I added mysqld_safe & to rc.local. Everything is working fine.

So I have sorted it out. I just wonder if there is a particular problem with the way slackware autostarts the mysql server?
Old 11-07-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Maybe you've SKIP="--skip-networking" set in your rc.mysqld file. That will make mysql to run without listening for TCP/IP connection, so, the java connector won't work.
Old 11-08-2005, 03:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, I didn't realise that the mysqljava connector depended on TCP/IP

Does anyone know how slackware defaults for the rc.mysqld file if starting mysql is selected at installation?
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I tried to comment the SKIP NETWORKING in my /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld but it did not help.

Here is what helped though


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