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ERROR 2003: Can’t connect to MySQL server

I Need to add remote user for add, select, update and delete in mysql.

grant select,insert,update,delete on postfix.* to "postfix_rc"@"%" identified by "postfix_xxxxyyy" with grant option;

try to access :

-bash-2.05b$ mysql -upostfix_rc -p -h
Enter password:
ERROR 2003: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (61)

according to this, that means no tcp/ip support.

checking firewall. OK.

after check for mysql

jedimaster# ps -ax | grep mysql
  739 con- I      0:00.01 /bin/sh /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe –defaults-extra-file=/var/db/mysql/my.cnf –user=mysql –datadi
  834 con- S      0:04.86 /usr/local/libexec/mysqld –defaults-extra-file=/var/db/mysql/my.cnf –basedir=/usr/local –datadir
59745  p1  I      0:00.01 /bin/sh /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe –defaults-extra-file=/var/db/mysql/my.cnf –user=mysql –datadi
59769  p1  S      0:04.98 /usr/local/libexec/mysqld –defaults-extra-file=/var/db/mysql/my.cnf –basedir=/usr/local –datadir
jedimaster# ee /var/db/mysql/my.cnf

check  this line :


removing # will add security as connection only allowed from localhost but in my case I need tcp/ip so I put # back.

try again :

-bash-2.05b$ mysql -upostfix_rc -p -h
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 414 to server version: 5.0.45-log

Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.


make sure minimum mysql client : mysql-client-4.1.21 Multithreaded SQL database (client)

If I use from other server :

$ mysql -upostfix_rc -p -h
Enter password:
ERROR 1251: Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client

I use mysql 4.0.27 client 🙂

got new mysql error :-). My old friend is 127 error heheheheehehe.