Originally Posted by kird03
the second instruction gave an error and i continued with the set-up and made a note of this.. Could this be of any reason?
[root@apollo log]#mysqladmin -h apollo.youngwebsolutions.info -u root password sql.starts
mysqladmin: connect to server at 'apollo.youngwebsolutions.info' failed
error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'apollo.youngwebsolutions.info' (using password: NO)'
This means that MySQL is using another hostname. Take a look at chapter 8 on http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_se...pensuse10.3_p4
, starting with "As you've seen in the netstat output, MySQL is not only listening on localhost, but on all interfaces, which means it can be accessed from the outside."