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Help with ODBC connection from Windows 7 workstation to Linux MySQL database.

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I am a MSSQL programmer, but am new to the Linux/MySQL world.  I am using a Windows 7 workstation, trying to create an ODBC connection to our Linux MySQL Database.  

I am referencing port 3306, logging in as root with the password, and specifying the name of the database.  

The ODBC test connection error message says:

Connection Failed: [HY000] [MySQL] [ODBC 5.1 Driver] Can't connect to MySQL server on '100.100.100.82' (10061)

Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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A normal installation of MySQL does not allow external access with 'root' and strongly recommends against changing that.  You would normally create a more limited user with privileges from 'anyhost' or a specific host IP and use that to connect from another machine.  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/adding-users.html
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Sorry, didn't see this comment.  

Still not working.  I used the GRANT command to grant privileges to "linda".  I've tried connecting using the "linda" login and password, but still no luck.

The error message I'm receiving is the same.
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Does your 'linda' login include external access thru 'anyhost' (%)?  MySQL user format includes username, password, and connection.  A 'localhost' connection is Not the same user as an 'anyhost' (%) connection.
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Yes, I set one up for %.
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Here's what I see in phpmyadmin.
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Can you login thru phpMyAdmin with the 'linda' user?
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Yes, I can login thru phpMyAdmin with the 'linda' user.
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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Then it seems likely that the Linux firewall (iptables) is blocking access from external sources.
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I'll check into that.  Since we want this only accessible to our staff in the network, would I allow the internal IP address or the external IP address?
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If all your staff are on the internal network, that would be all you would want.
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That was it, David.  Thanks for your help.
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You're welcome, thanks for the points.
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