On Thursday 30 January 2003 08:59, Louis Feng wrote: > Thanks for your help. The machine [A] is running MySQL is Not behind a > firewall, therefore all connection to [A] works fine (including 3306). > The machine [B] running PHP/apache is behind a firewall, and only port > 80 is open on [B]. If I want to do some query on MySQL of [A] from [B] > where PHP resides, then the problem occurs (from other machines without > firewall to do the query on [A] work fine). Basically PHP can send out > query to [A] (since [A] is open), but when [A] returns the result to > PHP, it's blocked by the firewall on [B], because I believe PHP uses > certain port for MySQL return the result. Is it clear?
What firewall/settings are you using? In a standard firewall works something like this: [B] PHP sends request FROM port <xxxx> TO [A] port <3306> Because the request was initiated from within the firewall it should open up port <xxxx> and allow the return result from [A] to pass back through. And as I mentioned before <xxxx> is not fixed but should be > 1024. So basically your firewall needs to allow: SRC, internal, all non-privileged ports --> DST, external, port 3306 SRC, external, port 3306 --> DST, internal, all non-privileged ports Also this is getting way off-topic. -- Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.biz Open Source Software Systems Integrators * Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development * /* GOOD-NIGHT, everybody ... Now I have to go administer FIRST-AID to my pet LEISURE SUIT!! */ -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php