I have MySQL installed on RH8, and am able to connect locally to the server, but cannot connect from my Windows box using MySQLCC, or MySQLGui. I get a "Lost connection to MySQL server during query" message on both clients. Port 3306 is open, I have an entry in the user table with the Host set to '%', but no joy.

If I attempt to Telnet to port 3306 from the Windows machine, I get "Connection to host lost" immediately, doing the same from the linux box gives me:
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[davidn@tron etc]$ telnet localhost 3306
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
(
3.23.52H.O$bBbI,Connection closed by foreign host.
[davidn@tron etc]$
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Anyone have any clues why I cannot connect remotely?

Here is copy of /etc/my.cnf :
[pre][mysqld]
datadir=/var/lib/mysql
socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

[mysql.server]
user=mysql
basedir=/var/lib

[safe_mysqld]
err-log=/var/log/mysqld.log
pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid

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