I was able to install mysql server on an ubuntu machine and set up a test data base, created a user and granted that user access to the database.
I also changed the binding address to the IP of the server and opened up
I am also able to access the mysql database from another remote linux machine using the mysql client.
My question is, is it possible to access the mysql server from a windows machine using the odbc data source administrator with SQL server native client 10.0? is it even possible to do this?