Hello claudio,

This is the MySQL version.
mysql> status
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.57, for Win32 (ia32)
Connection id:          1
Current database:
Current user:           root@localhost
SSL:                    Not in use
Using delimiter:        ;
Server version:         5.1.57-community MySQL Community Server (GPL)
Protocol version:       10
Connection:             localhost via TCP/IP
Server characterset:    latin1
Db     characterset:    latin1
Client characterset:    latin1
Conn.  characterset:    latin1
TCP port:               3306
Uptime:                 27 min 22 sec
Threads: 1  Questions: 4  Slow queries: 0  Opens: 15  Flush tables: 1  Open tables: 8  Queries per second avg: 0.2
I have attached the My.ini file herewith.
I could not get the "show variables" full output.
mysql> show variables;
| Variable_name                           | Value
| auto_increment_increment                | 1
| auto_increment_offset                   | 1
| autocommit                              | ON
| automatic_sp_privileges                 | ON
| back_log                                | 50
| basedir                                 | C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server5.1\                                                  |
| big_tables                              | OFF
| binlog_cache_size                       | 32768
| binlog_direct_non_transactional_updates | OFF

| version                                 | 5.1.57-community
| version_comment                         | MySQL Community Server (GPL)
| version_compile_machine                 | ia32
| version_compile_os                      | Win32
| wait_timeout                            | 28800
| warning_count                           | 0
278 rows in set (0.00 sec)
Actually, shared memory and nt pipes are protocols can be used locally with windows. But TCP can be used locally and remotely with windows.

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 20:36:28 +0200
Subject: Re: Shared memory protocol can not be accessed in windows
From: claudio.nanni@gmail.com
To: nsivasuthan@live.com
CC: mysql@lists.mysql.com

Red carpet for you!!!! Using shared memory! last one was Monty while developing MySQL 3.x!!!

Sorry Siva, 
A bit of fun about MySQL on windows shared-memory protocol :)

I have no experience on Shared Memory protocol and as me I think 99.999% of MySQL users.
I think it would be way more appropriate to use TCP/IP so that (1) you can migrate to Linux/Mac anytime hassle-free (2) find a zillion people ready to help you.

If you still want to be helped with this protocol please provide:

MySQL Version
mysql full configuration report (you may use  mysql -h127.0.0.1 -P3306 -uroot -e "show variables"    this will work if no root password is set, otherwise add the -p parameter)



2012/4/14 SIVASUTHAN NADARAJAH <nsivasuthan@live.com>

I used windows 7 OS. I try to connect to the MySQL server locally using shared memory prtotocolthis error message comes. Any one, can you tell me how to figure out this? C:\>mysql -h localhost -u root --protocol=memory --enable-shared-memory -p
Enter password: ****
ERROR 2038 (HY000): Can't open shared memory; client could not create request event (2)C:\>  Also I am unable to use nt-pipe protocol.C:\>mysql -h localhost -u root --protocol=pipe --enable-named-pipe  -p
mysql: unknown option '--enable-named-pipe'C:\> Thanks.Sivasuthan.