At 16:21 -0500 4/29/04, Dan Nelson wrote:
>In the last episode (Apr 29), Lou Olsten said:
>> I thought I had a handle on this, but now I'm all screwed up.
>> MySQL 4.1.1a-alpha-max-debug-log
>> Windows 2000 Server
>> I'm trying to create a user roby with a password of 'foo' with
>>access to everything. Here's what happens:
>> - Sign in as root on the local host.
>> - GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO roby@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'foo' WITH
>> - On same machine, try to login with: mysql -u roby -pfoo -h localhost
>> - Receive: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user:
>>'roby'@'localhost' (Using password: YES)
>Remember that localhost is a special keyword that refers to the
>unix-domain socket, and will not be matched with a wildcard '%' hostname.
More likely the symptoms are due to not having deleted the anonymous-user
accounts. One of those accounts has a hostname of 'localhost', which is
more specific than '%', and hostname matching happens before username
>Use -h 127.0.0.1 or -h <publicip> if you are on the same machine as the
>server and want to test remote privs.
Paul DuBois, MySQL Documentation Team
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com