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Command in FreeBSD to allow client host to use root in MySQL 5 server?

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Hello,

Im new to using MySQL in freeBSD, im fairly experienced getting MySQL to work in a windows environment, but I am trying to learn FreeBSD.  I got as far as installing and running MySQL 5 server on FreeBSD 6.2 successfully. The problem is i dont know how to work my way through managing MySQL in FreeBSD. Normaly I use a client machine with windows and use MySQL GUI tools like MySQL Administrator. But i can becuase i get denied becuase my client machine (192.168.2.6) isnt allowed to.

So with that said, how do i add host 192.168.2.6 to get full access using root, using FreeBSD's localhost?

Thanks to all who help.
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Connect to the server from the FreeBSD host using the command-line interface (as root) and issue:

UPDATE mysql.user SET host = '%' WHERE user = 'root';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
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by:FatherOwnage
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thats the first part i dont know how to do, using the host (FreeBSD) to get into my sql to run that command.

Im logged in as root, and when i run that line it gives me this in return:

# UPDATE mysql.user SET host = '%' WHERE user = 'root' ; FLUSH PRIVILEGES ;
UPDATE: Command not found.
FLUSH: Command not found.


Thanks for the help so far!
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by:mr_egyptian
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Here is the relevant section of the documentation:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/default-privileges.html

Please also note the link at the beginning, entitled “Unix Post-Installation Procedures”:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/unix-post-installation.html
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You're just at a shell (bash?).  You need to use the mysql client to connect to the db server:

# mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is ....


If you've already set a password, you'll need:

# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
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