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alleks 2nd August 2011 12:21

Postfix MySQL error
Hi folks, I've already searched the forum for an answer but none worked for me.

I get this error in my mail log:


Aug  2 11:16:31 orion postfix/proxymap[18942]: warning: connect to mysql server Access denied for user 'ispconfig'@'' (using password: NO)
Aug  2 11:16:31 orion postfix/trivial-rewrite[19463]: fatal: proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/,lock|fold_fix): table lookup problem

I try to login manually with the user and password supplied in and everything runs smooth, but for some reason won't work by it self. What could it be?

Btw: I have the amavis disabled!

alleks 2nd August 2011 14:06

I don't know why is this happening. When I log in using this

mysql -u ispconfig -ppassword

Everything ok. But when I try to log in the way it shows in the error log, it fails:

mysql -h -u ispconfig -ppassword

cat /etc/hosts
Code:      localhost.localdomain  localhost    server

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1    ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

what could I be doing wrong?

till 2nd August 2011 14:47

According to the error message, postfix does not sue a password for logging in. Please check the file /etc/postfix/ if the password for the ispconfig user is set there.

Then please post the output of:

netstat -tap | grep mysql

and the content of the file /etc/mysql/my.cnf or /etc/my.cnf

alleks 17th August 2011 14:34

Sorry for the delay. I've fixed it, and here is the explication of it

When I was trying to connect to mysql with the -h parameter set to

mysql -u ispconfig  -pHAHA -h
I was getting an error that I was not allowed to do so, but if I when I was setting the parameter -h to localhost everything was ok.

Then I tried modifying all the files that were connecting to mysql for postfix and had the value hostname set to to localhost but still no success.

After a while watching logs, searching on the interned I went to phpmyadmin and do some checking there and I noticed that ISPConfig's databases had the permissions set for user ispconfig on host localhost so what I did was to add the same use but with the host set to

That is weird, because and localhost by default should resolv the same thing. I don't know why was that happening but I have fixed the way I just told you.

Good luck if any1 else has this problem.

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