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From:Gerald Clark Date:April 11 2001 8:01pm
Subject:Re: MySQL Newbie install question
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TCPwrappers has nothing to do with mysql.
Mysqld manages the port itself.
You do not want tcpwrappers grabbing the port.

Check the path to mysql.sock.
It must be world searchable and readable for the client to write to the
Read the section of the manual on GRANT privileges.

You are not root.
Unless you specify -u root, you can't do anything.
There are no users that can access the server until you set them up.

Damian Moran wrote:
> Hi
> I downloaded and installed the latest i386 RPM from on a RH7 box.
> When I try to contact the mysql server i get the following error:
> [someone@somemachine ~]$ mysqladmin ping
> mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)'
> Check that mysqld is running and that the socket:
> '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!
> /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock exists. My syslog doesnt log anything from MySql.
> Port 3306 is free and the DB answers when I telnet to the port but reports
> the error below:
> IHost '' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL
> serverConnection closed by foreign host.
> I am using tcpwrappers but local host (and has been added to
> hosts.allow.
> Any and all ideas as to what I am doing wrong or missing greatly
> appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Damian
MySQL Newbie install questionDamian Moran11 Apr
  • Re: MySQL Newbie install questionGerald Clark11 Apr