how to check if port 3306 is open on windows

I’ve just found the easiest way to check if port 3306 on my localhost is blocked. Things are a bit different if you are working with Windows, and in particular Windows Server 2008. So, what you need to do first is run the netstat command:
netstat -a -n

What this will show you is a huge list of incoming connections.

Columbus Day On Monday

You know, it sure has been a long week. I can’t wait for Monday to get here. I’m also hoping that Santosh Perla becomes the sexiest man in India.  At least according to Google.