[egenix-users] ANN: eGenix mxODBC Connect 2.1.5 - Remote Python Database Interface

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Fri Oct 23 12:29:57 CEST 2015



                      eGenix.com mxODBC Connect

                  Remote Python Database Interface

                            Version 2.1.5

 mxODBC Connect is our commercially supported client-server product for
       connecting Python applications to relational databases
                 in a truly platform independent way.

This announcement is also available on our website for online reading:



The mxODBC Connect Database Interface for Python allows users to
easily connect Python applications to all major databases on the
market today in a highly portable, convenient and secure way.

Python Database Connectivity the Easy Way

Building on our mxODBC database interface for Python, mxODBC Connect
is designed as client-server application, so you no longer need to
find production quality database drivers for all platforms you target
with your Python application.

Instead, you use an easy to install royalty-free Python client library
which connects directly to the mxODBC Connect database server over the

This makes mxODBC Connect a great basis for writing cross-platform
multi-tier database applications and utilities in Python, especially
if you run applications that need to communicate with databases such
as MS SQL Server and MS Access, Oracle Database, IBM DB2 and Informix,
Sybase ASE and Sybase Anywhere, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SAP MaxDB and many
more, that run on Windows or Linux machines.

Ideal for Database Driven Client Applications

By removing the need to install and configure ODBC drivers on the
client side and dealing with complicated network setups for each set
of drivers, mxODBC Connect greatly simplifies deployment of database
driven client applications, while at the same time making the network
communication between client and database server more efficient and
more secure.

For more information, please have a look at the mxODBC Connect product
page, in particular, the full list of available features.

For more information, please see the product page:




mxODBC Connect 2.1.5 is a patch level release of our successful mxODBC
Connect database product. It includes these enhancements and fixes:

Security Enhancements

 * Prevent mxODBC Connect Server from listening on sockets which are
   unbound due to a configuration error. The OS will typically assign
   a random port and listen on all interfaces, which can pose a
   security issue.

mxODBC Connect Enhancements

 * Add allow_clients configuration variable to [Session] config
   section of the mxODBC Connect Server. This allows overriding the
   list accepted client IP addresses/networks and helps to e.g. allow
   connections from clients not on the server's interface networks.

 * Added "connections" shortcut support for allow_clients to easily
   access the list of configured networks defined by the connection

 * Added "all" and "localhost" shortcuts support for allow_clients to
   simplify allowing any client IP address or only the local machine.

For the full set of changes, including those of the 2.1 series of
mxODBC Connect, please check the mxODBC Connect change log:




You are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC Connect release.
When upgrading, please always upgrade both the server and the client
installations to the same version - even for patch level releases.

We will give out 20% discount coupons for upgrade purchases going from
mxODBC Connect Server 1.x to 2.1 and 50% coupons for upgrades from
mxODBC Connect Server 2.x to 2.1. Please contact the eGenix.com Sales
Team (sales at egenix.com) with your existing license serials for

Users of our stand-alone mxODBC product will have to purchase new
licenses from our online shop in order to use mxODBC Connect.

You can request free 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our
web-site or writing to sales at egenix.com, stating your name (or the
name of the company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.




The download archives as well as instructions for installation and
configuration of the product can be found on the product page:


If you want to try the package, jump straight to the download


Fully functional evaluation licenses for the mxODBC Connect Server are
available free of charge:


The mxODBC Connect Client is always free of charge.



Commercial support for this product is available from eGenix.com.

Please see


for details about our support offerings.



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