yeah - everything's fine! All the variables are being stored, but
they're not getting passed to mysql_connect() for some really strange


I've done a temporary fix - moved the entire database connection
function to a separate file, and required that from the first required
file (!), and it's working, but the original problem has still got me


-----Original Message-----
From: Brunner, Daniel [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 31 August 2001 21:32
To: Dave Watkinson
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Weird Problem In mysql_connect();


Have your tried to echo the $host??



echo $host;


> ----------
> From:         Dave Watkinson
> Sent:         Friday, August 31, 2001 3:17 PM
> To:   PHP-DB List (E-mail)
> Subject:      [PHP-DB] Weird Problem In mysql_connect();
> Hey all
> I can connect with $conn =
> mysql_connect("IP_Address","username","password");
> but I can't connect with
>     $host = "IP_Address";
>     $user = "username";
>     $pass = "password";
> $conn = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass);
> Any ideas? All I get is "Can't connect to MySQL Server on 'localhost',
> which is kinda weird cos I'm actually specifying a (different) IP
> address in the host argument.
> I know it wasn't broken, but I decided to try and fix it anyways!!!
> TIA!
> Dave

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