How to open a TCP/IP port?

David Renström david.renstrom at
Thu May 20 11:48:05 UTC 2004

Hi Jude!

No, I'm not running Slackware. It's Gentoo, the best distribution I've 
tried so far! :-) The only contact I've had with Slackware, though, is the 
Zipslack and Bigslack distributions that you can run on top of DOS. They 
kinda sucked big time. Couldn't even get the Swedish keyboard mappings to 
work. But I was quite a beginner then and I may have missed something there.

/David R.
At 21:08 2004-05-19 -0400, you wrote:
>Let me make a guess or two here.  You're a slackware user using the mysql 
>daemon and trying to make it work.  If this is correct so far, give it up 
>it can't be done.  You need the mysql binary distribution off of the mysql 
>home page and you need to install that correctly.  Once that is done, 
>everything works as in the mysql manual.  Redhat has mysql able to start 
>up if you turn it on in the services and did mysql much better than 
>slackware.  With redhat once you reboot with mysql starting up and you're 
>root, if you type mysql and hit enter at the prompt you're going to get an 
>mysql session going.  Let's just say; been there, done all of that, and 
>got the blasted T-shirt!
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