I regularly use mysql_connect() without the password function to wrap my password. You don't *have* to use it unless (and this is based on a long day at work with 1/2 a memory of this password() function) you set the user password initially using the password() function (i.e. grant all privileges on *.* TO user at localhost identified by password('PASSWORD');). -Chris -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Frank Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 5:30 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] problem connecting to mySQL server >I'm having trouble using the mysql_connect() function. I keep getting the >same error: > Warning: Access denied for user: 'casammar at leo' (Using password: YES) in >/home/casammar/public_html/test.php on line 34 >I am using the following information to connect: > mysql_connect('members.evolt.org','casammar','PASSWORD'); >Can anyone help me? Hah! I think I know the answer to this one. Try this: mysql_connect('members.evolt.org','casammar', Password("PASSWORD")); You can't simply select or insert your password straight, you need to run it though the function passowrd(). That is providing you have the correct permissions. -- Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called "species consciousness" - something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities. Frank Marion Framar Studios frank at framarstudios.com http://www.framarstudios.com --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !