Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘server’ (10061) Error

After installing MySql server on a Linux machine (Debian 5) I got this error message when trying to connect to the Mysql server using Mysql administrator.

When trying to fix the problem and searching the Internet I found out that the problem is easy then what it looked.

By default Mysql server only allows the local host to access the Mysql server.

To fix the problem all we need to edit the mysql config file and add the mysql external ip address to accept connection from (not the localhost)
We add another bind-address entry to the config file.

Follow the steps below to fix the problem:

vi /etc/mysql/my.cnf   – edit the my.cnf file
bind-address            =         — this is the Mysql server ip address.

Save the file and restart the mysql service:
/etc/init.d/mysql restart.

Linux Server Monitoring Commands – P1

This is the first part of linux server \ network monitoting commands:

The following commands can be used as a morning checks commands.

Top – show all process

Free –show free memory
iostat — I\O monitoring
ps -ef – check running proccess
ps – check proccess 
route -n  – Show the kernel routing table

netstat – displays network connections,

route – display network routes

df – show HDD free space status