Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge

Why cannot I connect to an ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server running on a clustered windows server using virtual IP addressing?

Last Reviewed:
18th January 2024

If you find that a telnet server name 8888 fails with:

Connecting To server_name...Could not open a connection to host on port 8888 : Connect failed

try a netstat -a command on the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server machine. You should see the following returned:

TCP server_name:8888 server_name:0 LISTENING

This confirms the Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server is running and listening on port 8888.

If the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server machine returns the above output, you may be connecting to the wrong host name/IP address. Try running an ipconfig /all command and entering the IP address as returned from this. We have seen this kind of behaviour on clustered Windows servers that use virtual IP addresses.

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