Connecting to mysql database using MAMP

John Craig jc at
Fri Oct 13 08:07:12 EDT 2006

I noticed the same thing yesterday connecting to MySQL and specifying a 
port number using  host:port
It works fine by ommiting the port and using host name only (providing 
you use the default port 3306)


Pierre Del. wrote:

> Hi,
> I have downloaded MAMP (local server for Mac, with Apache, Mysql and  
> PHP). It works fine on port 8889. But when I try to connect Rev to it  
> using       get revOpenDataBase("MySQL", "localhost:8889",  
> "MyDataBase", "root", "root"), I always get the error message :  
> Unknown MySQL server host 'localhost:8889' . Am I using a bad syntax?  
> Or is there some kind of incompatibility?
> Thanks for your help
> Pierre Delain
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