Originally posted by nakkaya
are phpbb and mysql on the same machine?
Yes they are.
Thanks for the help guys I managed to get everything working in the end. I had to do a full reinstall of RH9, recompile apache, php and install mysql from .rpm's and it works fine now.
Might not be secure... I'm running everything as root but the server is successfully running in run level 3 with apache 2.0.46, php 4.3.2 and mysql 4.0.13-0 installed and working fine.
I don't know what I did but the same settings I used before worked this time so maybe I misspelled something the first time I'm not sure
The servers in a cupboard, there's only me on the network and I've got a router forwarding only traffic on port 80 to the server and the firewall on the server is configured as high and only to allow www / http data to come through...
I'm assuming this is fairly safe, it's working anyway