I tried the use old passwords flag in the my.ini file.  That has completely 
crashed out the Admin GUI (GPF writing to ntdll.dll) and not corrected the 
 I'll try this too.

Bastien Koert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
MySQL's instructions, while 'clear'(upgrade the client library), don't tell 
you where to get the damn library. If anyone has a link to the new mysql 
client libraries, I'd appreciate it.

I tend to simply downgrade the password string to the old 16bit style

run this command:

SET PASSWORD FOR 'some_user'@'some_host' = OLD_PASSWORD('newpwd');


>From: Scott Powell 
>To: php-db@lists.php.net
>Subject: [PHP-DB] Cannot connect to local MySQL -- Client does not support 
>authentication protocol
>Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 07:43:23 -0700 (PDT)
>I am trying to set up my laptop to run PHP and MySQL together.My system 
>summary is:Win 2000 (localhost)PHP 4.3.11MySQL Server 4.1.12MySQL Client 
>5.0.0MySQL Admin 1.0.9I can connect to my local MySQL host using MySQL 
>client tools.I can connect to a remote MySQL server (don't know the exact 
>version) from PHP in a very simple connect/select template.But I cannot 
>connect to my local MySQL Server from my local PHP installation.Using 
>phpMyAdmin version 2.2.7-pl1, the error message is:"MySQL said: Client does 
>not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading 
>MySQL client"PHP BB gives a similar message:"Warning: mysql_connect(): 
>Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; 
>consider upgrading MySQL client in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php 
>on line 48"Can anyone suggest how to solve this problem? I've spent the 
>better part of every evening for th epast week trying to get PHP and MySQL 
>to work...I'm at wits end.ThanksScott
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