Troubleshooting freetds sql server connections
Posted on 2004-10-12
I have banging my head against a wall trying to get freetds to connect to mssql.
I can connect to the sql server from my home machine with query analyser using sql server authentication on the remote server.
Does SQL server need to be configured specifically for freetds?
Do I have to restart any server on the linux box after altering freetds.conf?
My freetds.conf has this in it;
# A typical Microsoft SQL Server 2000 configuration
host = mail.somedomain.net.au
port = 1433
tds version = 8.0
Testing the connection;
[root@Linux etc]# tsql -H mail.somedomain.net.au -p 1433 -U XXXXXX -P xxxxxxxx
locale is "en_AU.UTF-8"
locale charset is "UTF-8"
src/tds/login.c: tds_connect: XXX.XX.XX.XX:1433: Connection timed out
Msg 20009, Level 9, State 0, Server OpenClient, Line 0
Server is unavailable or does not exist.
There was a problem connecting to the server
There is heaps of doc on the net on what to do next after you have connected successfully but nothing outlining what to do if it fails.
Any help would be much appreciated,