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Sgt. Stryker's Daily Briefing Up & Down

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Thank you Joe, for allowing me the opporunity to post on Winds Of Change.

As many of you have already know by now, the Sarge's website went offline over the weekend along with several other blogs. Stryker's webhosting service has been having fun with their server provider. (Thanks for the tip Glenn!)

Cornerhost has moved everything to new servers, so Stryker's blog is back up now, except for one thing, we can't post (Permission denied error writing to the local path). So it appears it's on the server side, and hopefully we'll have this resolved soon.

To add one piece of commentary here, I think it's pretty obvious now that Steven Den Beste was right about the French.

UPDATE: SSDB is back up and ready for business!

[JK: Breaking story - Egyptian sailor acting as courier dead of anthrax. Destination: Canada. Bioterrorist plot likely.]

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Tracked: April 29, 2003 6:06 AM
Shhhhh, Nerds At Work... from Sgt. Stryker's Daily Briefing
Excerpt: Still some kinks to work on, like the comments. At least we can post again! UPDATE:The comments are now working. Contributors, if you're having difficulty logging onto Moveable Type, let me know. I have a link that works (obviously). (no need, Michal's...


Actually, Sparkey, it's not up for me - I can't access it as of 6:15 EST from a LAN connection using IE 5.5. I get the full background, the banner and the left sidebar, but the posting area is missing. At the bottom is a box (in the blog colors) that says this:

Comment Leader:

Warning: Access denied for user: 'johnstryker@' (Using password: YES) in /web/script/johnstryker/ on line 6

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Access denied for user: 'johnstryker@' (Using password: YES) in /web/script/johnstryker/ on line 6
I cannot connect to the database.

Without the line at the beginning and end, btw. I don't know what that means, but it may be relevant to getting SSDB ready for my business! :D

Me too! :(

I'm getting just the sidebar, and then that error message appears on the bottom -- no posts. I feel bad -- my site is on Cornerhost, but on a different server, so it was only down for a few hours, apparently. :(

Please understand, I am not laughing at you, but when I see error messages that print themselves onto the webpage that state what the password is, well, that does make me laugh.

Ignorant Software Developers!

(me being one)

Heh. I know that error very well. It is an error with the MySQL database. It is NOT a password error (i.e. you didn't just see the passwords), instead the user accounts for the posters were created, but the user accounts were not added to the database.

Why do I know this? Because when I was setting up my blog, this same error caused me trouble for nearly a day.

Obviously they didn't set the permissions for MySQL. The command to do this is:

grant all on db_name.* to johnstryker@ identified by 'password';


grant all on dbname.table_name to johnstryker@ identified by 'password';

(unemployed geek)

P.S. They might want to use something other than "all" permissions. It depends on the situation. Personally, I prefer to use one login for posting privileges, and another for readonly access. That improves security.

Jerry, "YES" is not the password. The error message indicates that a password was used, though it does not tell you if you used the correct password.

wow. one little error message and the server admins come outta the woodwork! :)

Uh, not quite Sparkey. doesn't work in Netscape 7.02/Mozilla for some reason. I get just the blogrolls, then:

2020 Entries


Comment Leader:

Warning: Access denied for user: 'johnstryker@' (Using password: YES) in /web/script/johnstryker/ on line 6

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Access denied for user: 'johnstryker@' (Using password: YES) in /web/script/johnstryker/ on line 6
I cannot connect to the database.

I'm sorry folks, I was able to get on the site, in both Internet Exploder and Netscrape. Starting at about 4pm CDT on 4/28/03 we were able to start posting and take comments. Ans it was up when I logged off at 1am CDT this morning...

I have no idea why y'all weren't able to get to the site.


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