If you are on unix/linux use the command id to see who you are.
You can only use jeff in your connect string if jeff is a user in your mysql 

If you are root when you are running mysql then you should probably set a 
password for root in the database.


On Thu, 17 May 2001 13:20, Jeff Oien wrote:
> > > Here is sample code:
> > > <?
> > > $connection = @mysql_connect("localhost", "jeff", "*****")
> > > or die("Couldn't connect.");
> > > if ($connection) {
> > > $msg = "success!";
> > > }
> > > ?>
> > >
> > > This is on my machine only used by me. I also tried connecting to
> > > IP address and and it still won't work. Thanks.
> > > Jeff Oien
> >
> > Are your the 'root' rather than 'jeff'?  Did you alter the grants and
> > apply the password? If not do you need  a password for connection?
> >
> > Tim Morris
> To be honest I don't know if I am root. I know I don't need a password
> to connect via the command line. I just type 'mysql'. I do have username
> and password specified in the .ini file which I believe I set when I first
> installed it. What can I do from here?
> Jeff Oien

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