Error while using impacket's mssqlclient

socket.gaierror while using mssqlclient. I also made sure i was conneted to vpn while using the command. Someone please help

I have the same error. Using the older version of Impacket like in the tutorial (v0.9.22) did not help me. Please help.

What’s the context for this? I’ve never seen brackets put around the IP address before. That seems like it would mess things up.

@GopnikRobinHood Can you please also post a screenshot? Which tutorial are you attempting to follow?


Here is a screenshot:

I am following the tutorial from the Archetype page. Here is a screenshot from the relevant step:

But you were right. I just deleted the brackets and now it works. Thank you very much.

I feel a bit ashamed now ngl.


Sweet! No reason to be ashamed. I can see how that would be confusing to start. Just learn from it and you won’t make the same mistake again. :smiley: Happy hacking!


Impacket’s mssqlclient is a Python tool for interacting with Microsoft SQL Server. If you encounter an error while using this tool, here are some tips that may help you to fix it:

Make sure you have installed the required dependencies: Impacket and pymssql. You can install them using pip:

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pip install impacket pymssql
Check your Python version: Impacket’s mssqlclient requires Python 3.6 or later. If you are using an earlier version of Python, you may encounter errors.

Verify that you have the correct credentials to connect to the SQL Server. Ensure that the username, password, and other connection details are correct.

Check the SQL Server configuration: Ensure that the SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections and that the necessary ports are open.

Check your network connection: Ensure that your computer is connected to the network and that there are no issues with your internet connection.

Try running the tool with different options: Experiment with different options, such as specifying a different protocol or port, to see if the error persists.

Look for error messages: Review the error message(s) that you receive, as they may provide clues about the cause of the problem.

Check the Impacket documentation: Refer to the Impacket documentation for more information about the mssqlclient tool and troubleshooting tips.

If you are still having trouble, you may want to consider seeking assistance from the Impacket community or consulting with a technical expert who is experienced with Impacket and SQL Server.

Rachel Gomez