Hi there,

I have two machines.
One running linux and another running windows.
I am running my web site on linux with xampp server and i want to use the database thatis mssql-2005 installed on windows.I have no option of shifting to mysql bcz fromer company database is on mssql.
So please suggest me some solution....

I hav tried connecting with FreeTDS 0.61.2.

Initially, I install FreTDS on my Fedora machine as follows:
1) unzip file by issuing the following commands:

tar xvfz FreeTDS-0.61.2.tar.gz

2)From the /public folder, issue:

cd FreeTDS-0.61.2

3) This is what I used for the installation of FreeTDS:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/freetds --sysconfdir=/usr/local/freetds --with-tdsver=7.0 --enable-msdblib --enable-threadsafe --enable-sybase-compat

4) Next, we compile the module tree, issue the following:


And install FreeTDS by issuing:

make install

5) change directory to this folder, and issue:

cd /usr/local/freetds

6) Edit freetds.conf:

gedit freetds.conf

7) I have a windows box running MS SQL Server 2005 on it. The machine name is LAB6-16 with IP address 192.168.x.xxx. Append the following part to FreeTDS.conf, and save it:

host = 192.168.x.xxx
port =1433
tds version = 7.0

Change to the bin folder under /usr/local/freetds, and issue:

tsql -S 'LAB6-16' -H '192.168.x.xxx' -p '1433' -U 'sa' –P '123456'

BUT instead of prompting 1> it returns ERROR as follows:

locale is "en_US.UTF-8"
charset is "UTF-8"
src/tds/login.c: tds_connect: 192.168.x.xxx:1433: Network is unreachable
Msg 20009, Level 9, State 0, Server OpenClient, Line 0
Server is unavailable or does not exist.
There was a problem connecting to the server

Can any body solve this problem or is there any other way to connect MSQL 2005 with Linux.

Please reply to amanjain17@gmail.com