ok, followed the howto guide http://howtoforge.com/php5_mssql_debian_etch_free_tds_unix_odbc
and when i run
#isql -v DSN_NAME <myusername> <mypassword>
[IM002][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified
[ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
my tds.dsn.template file is correct [server ip, database to use, port] so i'm wondering why i can't seem to connect, anyone have any ideas?