Set the username and password for your database to whatever you want. It 
doesn't have to be nobody/nobody.
Pass the username and password from an include file.

Miles Thompson

At 09:31 PM 1/6/2002 -0800, patrick gibson wrote:
>I'm new to PHP, and I have a question regarding the storage of connection
>properties to the database. I have a site on a shared (Unix) server. I'm
>adding some PHP to a section which will be database-driven. I'm concerned
>about storing the username and password to my database (some of the data
>contained within this database is sensitive) in my PHP files which are
>readable by the webserver, and thus by anyone on the system.
>Is there a recommended strategy for keeping my database username and
>password in a secure location so that no other user can access the files?
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks very much,
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