[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq / dns server / iptables config glitch?

Rance Hall ranceh at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 15:13:13 GMT 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Mark Beierl <mark at jemms.net> wrote:
> The TIME_WAIT is not an active socket, it's the remnant of a previous
> connection.  I have no idea at all why mysqld has moved to
> Is the bind address config line set to the host name and is the host
> name entry in /etc/hosts
> Unfortunately, I know very little about mysql, so I can't point you in
> the right direction for configuration...
> Regards,
> Mark
> Adam Hardy wrote:
>> You're right. The result from netstat was:
>> tcp   0   0*  LISTEN 2557/mysqld
>> after changing the bindaddress config in the mysql config as per the docs to
>> free up networking, it then gives this result:
>> adam at isengard:~$ sudo netstat -napt | grep 3306
>> tcp   0   0*       LISTEN      16473/mysqld
>> tcp   0   0  TIME_WAIT   -
>> which looks weird. But then it's probably just because I don't have much
>> experience in this area. Why has it switched over to ?
>> Thanks
>> Adam

The mysql configuration file is my.cnf
Its probably in /etc/ somewhere

By default mysql listens on the localhost interface only.

you can skip networking completely and just use pipes/sockets by using
the skip-networking directive in the my.cnf file.

Or you can add a bind-address directive to my.cnf.

bind-address  will listen on all interfaces
a series of bind-address x.x.x.x will specify a list of interfaces to
listen on  (don't forget to include localhost)


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