mysql port is open or not??

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mysql port is open or not??

Postby artis » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:26 am

i try the "port:3360" cannot link in !
if open what is the port no.
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Postby sjaz » Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:47 am

Hi, MySQL can only be connected internally (IE, from the server itself). You cannot connect to it from your home.

The MySQL port is 3306 for redhat.
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Postby sergioag » Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:36 pm


There are two ways of connecting to a mysql server:

- TCP/IP: as you said that's using port 3306. Some hostings have this turned of because of security reasons (to avoid someone out of their network access the database). This can be used in both Unix and Windows.
- Unix socket: this is the usual choice of you're running a mysql server on a unix machine (say, linux for example). It works with a unix socket at (by default, if i remember correctly) /tmp/mysock.sock. I have only used this when the mysql server is in the same machine as apache itself. To use this way you should specify "localhost" as the "host" parameter in the mysql_connect() function.

If connecting via tcp/ip is not working, and your server is a unix one you should try the second one.

Hope this works.

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Postby zoli » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:29 am


MySQL account on polarhome hosts are created for host: localhost - it means that you can connetct to socket or port (if it is open) just from localhost.

Otherwise MySQL ports are not portforwarded.
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