# Unable to remotely access MySQL

user3402600 just a moment. 1 answers, 0 views

I am experiencing problems with mysql 5.1 at the moment and possibly due to that I am unable to connect.

The port that I am using for mysql is open (http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/)

All of a sudden i was unable to access mysql remotely, could be due to luck of memory or something similar?! I can put any user name and password and still same result.

I have no data in the log files to share, nothing is logged for some reason.

I have checked and mysqld does listen to correct port

When I telnet xx.xx.xx.xx xxxx I have following result

Trying xx.xx.xx.xx...
Connected to xx.xx.xx.xx.
Escape character is '^]'.
?
5.1.66-0+squeeze1l_k{KBI'(7y!1rlHc8,u^CConnection closed by foreign host.

"and see if you get the same ... if not then you've a problem with the server. if that works ok but you can't do the same from the client machine(s) then you've got a problem at the client end." (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1625679.html) So this is a client problem