Port Forwarding and Windows 7

Dec 18, 2014 at 9:49 AM
Hello there again,

Any ideas why on Windows 7 port forward is not working ..?
I got error of not connecting when i try to connect to the mysql server that i port forward ...

Firewall is off ....btw
Dec 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM
On XP it works ffffffffine !
Dec 18, 2014 at 9:56 AM
What does "not working" mean? Any SSH.NET exceptions?
What is the difference between your Windows 7 and Windows XP machines (of course beside Windows Version).
Dec 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Well narrowing down the issue found out that:

The host i am giving on the SSH.NET for the tunnel is localhost which is not creating a exceptions ...
Ping the localhost does not give any reply back and in the hosts is not there any line meaning that is not enabled on windows 7

Thus i am turning to 127.0.0.1 which gives reply and try again

Wierd though ....Why on Windows 7 is off the localhost ? Googling it found that is a common issue on 7/8
Dec 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Responding on your question there is no difference between the two PC's

Actually is a typical Windows 7 PC Actually only Windows is installed...Not even Office is there !
Dec 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM
I prefer IP over DNS where possible. So I always use 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost.
As mentioned in the other Thread: DNS is dangerous, broken and not reliable.
Marked as answer by drieseng on 12/18/2014 at 10:59 PM
Dec 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM
Yes you are right...

Finally i am using 127.0.0.1 in all port forwarding....

Thanks !