We have MySQL Front installed in our server, I can connect to it with no problems, there is a db with tables, everything fine.
Now I installed MySQL workbench (client) in the same server, but can't connect, I receive a "Malformed packet" error when I test connection. The port is 3306, hostname is localhost (as I'm logged in the server), user and password are the same.
Why shouldn't I be able to connect to the same server with workbench? Actually I need to connect to it using Entity Framework, but I can't due to this error.
I don't know what info would be useful (feel free to ask anything), I can only guarantee the windows service is running, the firewall is not blocking (I even tried disabling it).
If I try to connect with workbench using an "invalid" username (e.g "foobar"), the connection is sucessful (which is strange imo), but then I can only see the "test" database, and I can't see the actual database I want to (as in MySQL Front).