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    Hi all

    I was wondering if you can yelp me on this one. I have been experiencing really slow server connections and SQL errors for the past month.

    Here is one of the errors I got today.
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    Database error in vBulletin :
    Link-ID == false, connect failed
    mysql error:
    mysql error number: 0
    Date: Friday 29th of April 2005 11:40:35 AM
    Script: http://www.mysite.com/vboard/forumdisplay.php?f=11
    Referer: http://www.mysite.com/vboard/forum_index.php
    IP Address: 195.194.236.101
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    And here is the reply I got back from my ISP (after complaining about ten times).

    Hi John

    Your account is hosted on the Rad server which is currently online
    and has been running fine with no problems we've noticed, including the
    MYSQL service. However looking at that error report it points to an IP
    address of 195.194.236.101 which certainly isnít one of ours. Are you
    retrieving data or redirecting else where?

    A host lookup on that IP address gives proxy1.havering-college.ac.uk.

    Kind regards,
    fusion Support
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    This dose not make any sense to me at all!! I have some hacks installed, but none that I know of calling info from remote servers.

    Any help would be very much appreciated indeed.


    Xrayhead
    Last edited by xrayhead; Fri 29th Apr '05, 3:14pm.

  • #2
    Note: The IP address in the error is the IP of the person viewing the page when it generated this error.

    This error means that either:

    1) The db info in your config.php file is wrong (in which case your forums won't work at all.)

    2) That user doesn't have permission to access the database listed in config.php.

    3) The database doesn't exist.

    4) MySQL isn't accepting new connections. (The server could either be down or has reached it's maximum connections limit.)

    If you are sure your config.php info is correct, then you will need to contact your host about this.

    Note, many servers are being probed for the phpBB worm these days and the MySQL server is being overloaded. This could account for these errors.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Hi Steve


      Thanks for the reply, I will send have a look at the file and get back to my Host as well.

      regards

      Xray

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