Yes, the actual resolution of how the system is accessed is restricted,
usually the accounts are restricted by user@"localhost", however, you
can iirc use user@"%" for access from anywhere, as part of the grant
statement... you can also change the account's host in the mysql.user

Be carefull about using @"%", unless you are behind a firewall and
blocking the port used by mysql (3306 by default).. you can change
the port to a non-standard port for mysql, but I have had issues with
various connection drivers, so, I am just more carefull with my firewall

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"Chris Barnes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> Hi Paul,
> I'm no MySQL expert and i'm only very new to this list but i have had the
> same problem before.
> What i did to fix the problem was replace "localhost" with the ip address of
> the on my network i my MySQL server is so i used
> "" instead of "localhost" and it worked for me.
> the real solution i guess would be to grant access for that username from
> the "localhost.localdomain" address in your MySQL server.
> see how u go.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul D [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, 24 June 2002 12:07 AM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Problem w/ mysql_pconnect
> I'm using PHP 4.2.0 with MYSQL 3.23. When I try to use either the
> mysql_connect or mysql_pconnect to access the database, I get the
> following error message:
> Access denied for user: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' (Using password: YES)
> I have tried different user names and nothing seems to work. If I use
> the functions without any parameters, it'll work just fine, and when I
> try access directly from the console, it'll work fine also. The problem
> seems to lie with the function parameters, which is written as follows:
>   $db = mysql_pconnect("localhost", "pauld", "any_pwd") or
> die($php_errormsg);
> Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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