I am new to this list today, so if I should be sending this to another
specific PHP list, please let me know.

I am getting the following error via the PHP web page I am building:

Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through
socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (13) in
/var/www/html/software/index.php on line 18 Can't connect to local
MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (13)

Here are lines 12-19 in my index.php file in which I am trying to
establish a mysql connection:

        $hostname = "localhost";
        $username = "softread";
        $password = "XXXXXXX";   // XXXX'd out for list only
        $dbname = "software";

        mysql_connect($hostname, $username, $password) or die(mysql_error());
        mysql_select_db($dbname) or die(mysql_error());

I am running this on a RH ES 3.0, using PHP 4.3.2, and MySQL 5.0.27. I CAN connect to MySQL via the following commands:

# mysql -usoftread -p software
# mysql --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock -usoftread -pXXXXXX software

I can also connect to the MySQL database via the web using webmin. And here are the php.ini configurations for MySQL:

mysql.allow_persistent = On
mysql.max_persistent = -1
mysql.max_links = -1
mysql.default_port = 3306
mysql.default_socket =
mysql.default_host = localhost
mysql.default_user =
mysql.default_password =
mysql.connect_timeout = -1
mysql.trace_mode = Off

From googling the error message and reading the suggestions of others, I think I've covered all of my bases. What else do I need to look at that could be causing this problem? I've had a person who is used to configuring servers to use PHP and MySQL look at this and he also thinks I've got it setup correctly. Help!


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