Thursday, 22 January 2009

Winamp and BBC radio

Due to network restrictions at work i'm forced to use Windows Media Player to listen to BBC radio. I've noticed that you can drag and drop the 'play this station' link to the desktop and then load this up in Winamp. It works fine and you can save it as a bookmark.

Here's an example mms://

Thursday, 1 January 2009

MySQL connection checks

After months of not being methodical i finally sorted out my connection problems with win64 client to win32 mysql server. A great post by Michael Kay sums up the checks to run through though i didn't particular understand the netstat check. I'll have to read up on that.

To quote Michael;
10060 is the error number not the port so no need to open that up on the firewall.
3306 is the standard port for connecting to mysql.
Check that skip_networking isn't on by running SQL Query
locally to the machine... If it is ON then turn it OFF. This can only be done in the config file and just means commenting out the skip_networking line. Also check that the port for networking is 3306 while your there.
Also check that mysql.sock is listening on 3306 using netstat from a console on the machine locally.
Check your firewall allows port 3306 to connect to your machine. This will depend on the firewall your using.