HOW DO I CONNECT TO MY DATABASE? From any sdf machine, type: $ mysql -h ol.sdf.org -u $LOGNAME -p $LOGNAME - OR - $ mysql -h sdf-eu.org -u $LOGNAME -p $LOGNAME A short cut called 'startsql' has been created for you so you don't have to type the command above. $ mysqladmin -h ol.sdf.org -u $LOGNAME -p password 'mynewpass' - OR - $ mysqladmin -h sdf-eu.org -u $LOGNAME -p password 'newpw' (NOTE! its a bit confusing, but you will be prompted for your OLD password). If that doesn't work for you, then try 'mypasswd' If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it back to your login id (not your login password) by typing 'reset-mysql' ***SPECIAL INSTRUCTS FOR SDF CLASSROOMS*** If you have MYSQL access via an SDF class, then you must access a different database server. You must also use the bins in /sys/classroom/bin. To access your database: $ /sys/classroom/bin/mysql -h faeroes -u $LOGNAME -p $LOGNAME To change your password: $ /sys/classroom/bin/mysqladmin -h faeroes -u $LOGNAME -p password 'newpw' If you still have problems, please contact your instructor.