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Base communication link failure

asked 2019-07-29 17:12:24 +0200

jodybingo gravatar image

I get a communication link failure when trying to access MySQL from a network computer using Base 6.2.4. I've seen many other answers to this but it is all greek to me. I've disabled my firewall completely to no avail (I'll add that I can access the host computer's folders but I cannot ping the host computer). What can I do?

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Forgot to add, using Base with JDBC

jodybingo gravatar imagejodybingo ( 2019-07-29 17:14:27 +0200 )edit

@Jody, please provide the complete error message you get. Additionally, can you actually access the mysql database from the command line or some other tool ? Just because you can see the host computer's folders doesn't necessarily mean that the mysql server is accepting connections from outside of the machine it is on.

Alex Thurgood gravatar imageAlex Thurgood ( 2019-07-29 18:00:25 +0200 )edit

I get Communication Link Error The last packet sent successfully was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the server. SQL Status 08S01

jodybingo gravatar imagejodybingo ( 2019-07-29 18:52:26 +0200 )edit

The problem was fixed. In my language I think it was a Code 12 problem (the problem was 12 inches from the screen). I checked my Firewall this morning and didn't see any entry for MySQL (3306). I am more than sure it was configured when I installed MySQL Server and sure I saw it in the list yesterday. This morning it didn't the server didn't appear in the firewall exceptions and after adding it, bingo, connection was successful.

jodybingo gravatar imagejodybingo ( 2019-07-30 15:13:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-07-30 15:16:37 +0200

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This was a firewall issue. I could swear I saw an entry in my firewall exceptions yesterday and I could swear an exception was created when I installed MySQL server. Apparently it wasn't. After adding an exception on port 3306 all is well

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