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Error: MySQL Traffic on Port 3306 is Not Responding

Issue

You received the following error message:

Error connecting to LandFX database: Server (your server name) appears to have a Firewall, or the MySQL service is not running. I was able to Ping the server, but the MySQL traffic on port 3306 is not responding.

 

 

 

Cause

This issue occurs when an office with Local Data has a UNC path listed instead of the office server name in the ODBC settings.

 

If you see this error message and your office has a Mac server, you might be experiencing a known Autostart bug with MySQL on Mac servers.

 

 

 

Solution

Windows (Non-Mac) Servers

1. Follow our steps to configure the data source (ODBC).

 

2. Follow our steps to create a Windows firewall exception.

 

3. Verify that the MySQL service is running on your server machine. If necessary, start the MySQL service. For instructions, follow our steps to start MySQL.

 

4. Still seeing the error? Let us know in a technical support ticket, making sure to include the text of the error message.

 

 

Mac Servers

If your office has a Mac server, you likely need to start the MySQL service.

 

 

 

1. Open the System Preferences, and select MySQL.

 

 

 

2. Click Start MySQL Server to start the MySQL service.

Last modified on Dec 13, 2018

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