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MySQL Connection through a SmoothWall Firewall

Posted on 2004-09-30
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Hello Experts,
I have opened a port on our SmoothWall firewall to connect to a MySQL box from outside of the firewall.
When the expected IP address comes in the firewall forwards it to the MySQL box.
I keep getting a unable to connect error.  I am using PHP and here is my code

$hostname = "firewall IP address";
$username = "username";
$database_CAB = "database";
$password_CAB = "password";
$CON = mysql_pconnect($hostname, $username, $password) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);
mysql_select_db($database, $CON);

If I need to post this in another section like PHP or Firewall, please let me know.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Chad
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cLFlaVA earned 500 total points
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are you declaring the server/port like this:

    $hostname = "servername:port";
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Thank you..Always something simple.
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lol - glad to help, I originally avoided this question because the title scared me.  Next time dumb it down a bit :)

Maybe something like "I can't get a connection".
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OK thanks for the tip.
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