Problem with Perl DBI - IO::Socket::INET:

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Lucas Young, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Lucas Young

    Lucas Young Guest

    Hi all

    I'm trying to setup a connection to a Hypersonic SQL database on Ubuntu Linux.
    I've installed HSQLDB-BER from and the server seems to
    start OK, but I get this error running the script:

    DBI connect('hostname=localhost:9111;url=ber:hsqldb:play','sa',...)
    failed: Failed to open socket to server: IO::Socket::INET: connect:
    Connection refused at line 27
    Failed to connect: (104) Failed to open socket to server:
    IO::Socket::INET: connect: Connection refused

    The line of code is:

    $dsn = "dbi:JDBC:hostname=localhost:9111;url=ber:hsqldb:play";

    What can cause the IO::Socket::INET: error, and can you suggest ways
    to debug it?
    many thanks in advance
    Lucas Young, Dec 11, 2005
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  2. Lucas Young

    John Bokma Guest

    I doubt if that's line 27, unless $dsn has some magic.
    John Bokma, Dec 11, 2005
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  3. Vim tells me it's line 24 :)

    $dsn = "dbi:JDBC:hostname=localhost:9111;url=ber:hsqldb:play";
    my %null;

    $dbh = DBI->connect($dsn, "sa", "", \%null)
    or ( die("Failed to connect: ($DBI::err) $DBI::errstr\n"));

    Lucas: you need to verify that the server is running, and that it is
    listening on the port on which you think it is running. If it produces
    error logs, what is in them? Have you verified that there is a process
    listening on the port to which the sample script is trying to connect
    ie does

    telnet localhost 9111

    connect or do you get connection refused? lsof is also good for
    diagnosing (among other things) what process is listening on which port.
    What does

    lsof -i :9111


    What is in the error logs for the server?

    Mark Clements, Dec 11, 2005
  4. Lucas Young

    Lucas Young Guest

    Hi Guys
    Silly me, I didnt have a server running :) Now the sample is working fine.
    What I'd like to be aable to do is connect to the Hypersonic SQL
    database that comes with Readerware (Readerware lets you scan
    book/dvd/cd barcodes, it looks them up on Amazon etc and stores them in
    a database). The developer has provided the database info:

    Readerware uses Hypersonic SQL.
    The JDBC driver is distributed with Readerware in lib\hsql.jar
    Login Name: sa
    (Leave the password field blank)

    URL: jdbc:HypersonicSQL:C:\Readerware\RWareDB.rwd
    Driver: org.hsql.jdbcDriver
    Driver Location: C:\Readerware\lib\hsql.jar

    How could I configure the sample to connect to this database? I'd be a
    very happy camper after that :)
    Thanks for all the help

    Lucas Young, Dec 14, 2005
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