I have a problem with an end-user who can't connect to their MySQL Server.
- Client is Windows XP on a corporate Domain. Group policy has disabled Windows Firewall and there is no other firewalling software installed.
- The software MySQL's own query browser, v1.1.20, and is a permitted install.
- The username and password are correct.
- The query browser takes longer than a normal connect when trying then returns the error message "
MySQL Error Number 2003 - Can't connect to MySQL Server on 'hostname
- The query browser can "ping" the server with no problem.
- Manually connecting using Window's own
telnetcommand succeeds and the handshake initiation is clearly visible. So the hostname resolves on that PC and there is no networking issue (e.g. routing).
- We've tried re-installing the query browser to no avail.
- The server is running fine and everyone else who needs to connect (including myself) can successfully connect, most of them using the exact same version. So it is not a server problem.
Googling the error shows this is a classic unavailable connection problem and lots of links show fixes for the server, but the problem seems to reside entirely in the install of the query browser, which doesn't make any sense. Thus Google is no help.
Has anyone else seen this or can offer suggestions?