Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Host 'host_name' is blocked because of many connection errors.

Error Message :
Host 'host_name' is blocked because of many connection errors.
Unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts'

Resolution:

If you get the following error, it means that mysqld has received many connect requests from the host 'host_name' that have been interrupted in the middle:
The number of interrupted connect requests allowed is determined by the value of the max_connect_errors system variable. After max_connect_errors failed requests, mysqld assumes that something is wrong (for example, that someone is trying to break in), and blocks the host from further connections until you execute a mysqladmin flush-hosts command or issue a FLUSH HOSTS statement. See Section 5.1.3, “Server System Variables”.
By default, mysqld blocks a host after 10 connection errors. You can adjust the value by starting the server like this:

shell> mysqld_safe --max_connect_errors=10000 &

If you get this error message for a given host, you should first verify that there isn't anything wrong with TCP/IP connections from that host. If you are having network problems, it does you no good to increase the value of the max_connect_errors variable.