How to open a TCP/IP port?

David Renström david.renstrom at
Thu May 20 00:21:15 UTC 2004

Hi list members!

I've isolated the problem of me not being able to remotely connect to my 
MySQL server. If I use the nmap command to scan port 3306 with the loopback 
as argument, it works fine (it reports that the port is open). But, if I 
use the local IP address of the host ( it doesn't. Somehow, 
the TCP/IP port is blocked. My question is quite simple: How do I open this 
port? Another question would be why it's closed in the firstplace... :-(

Please help me solve this problem, cause it's driving me nuts for the moment!!

Kindest Regards,
/David R.

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