Phil,

Perhaps I'm being nit-picky, but shouldn't it be OCILogon("$user",
"$PASSWORD", "$connect_string"); ?

Anthony

> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 09:39:11 -0700
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP-DB] problems connecting to remote oracle database
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> I'm having difficulties getting php4 to connect to a remote oracle
> database.
> 
> I have an entry in tnsnames.ora, along the lines of
> 
> shorthostname = (etc, etc)
> 
> and I can use "sqlplus user/name@shorthostname" to connect just fine, as
> a regular user. Even without ORACLE_SID set, since I have it set in
> tnsnames.ora for that entry
> 
> But when I try
> ocilogin("user","name","shorthostname");
> 
> on a php page, I get a printout of oracle error 01017: authentication
> failed. 
> The listener log on that oracle machine confirms that I am actually
> attempting to connect. But no details on what's going wrong.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
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