[Phpwm] MySQL 3!!!

Alex Mace alex at hollytree.co.uk
Wed Jan 9 14:33:50 GMT 2008

Agreed. Unless there's a massive fee attached, it sounds like it's going 
to prove to be more hassle than it's worth...

Considering how cheap hardware is these days and how good something like 
Ubuntu is, I don't think they can have any valid reason for wanting to 
use that setup. That should tell you everything you need to know.

Lester Caine wrote:
> pete graham wrote:
>> We suspect its some old version of Redhat. Personally I'd be much
>> happier if we were doing the hosting, but it has already been decided.
>> Originally they wanted the site done in ASP so I guess I should be
>> happy that we got to use PHP at all!
>> Pete
>> On 09/01/2008, Phil Beynon <phil at infolinkelectronics.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> I'm about to start work on a website for a client, annoyingly the
>>>> client is hosting the site and they have php 4.3.2 and mysql 3.23.58
>>>> on their server (strop has already been thrown).
>>>> To set up the dev environment quickly I was going to switch XAMPP on
>>>> my machine to PHP4 but I will also need to install a windows version
>>>> of mysql 3, anyone know where to get this? I don't seem to be able to
>>>> find it on Google.
>>>> Alternatively I am going to have to get mysql 3 installed on one of
>>>> our old dev servers (linux), even our oldest server runs mysql 4.1.20
>>>> Thanks, Pete
>>> What are they hosting on that has a version that old - it looks like 
>>> the
>>> base s/w load on a Cobalt Raq - but if it is then its completely 
>>> unpatched.
>>> Lowest I have installed is MySQL 4.0.24 if thats any use.
>>> If it's their server why not upgrade it for them - or if its a hosting
>>> company then lets all have a laugh at their expense!
> I'd seriously suggest walking away.
> The security vulnerabilities in that old a set-up would only be 
> acceptable if it's not actually connected to the internet.
> I'm finding customers who refused to accept Linux a few years ago are 
> now actively migrating problem Windows servers to it, but you need to 
> be running the latest versions to ensure safety of the systems and 
> half of the reason for changing is to improve server security.
> And PHP4 is not recommended for new work now that it's finally been 
> frozen ready to be end of lifed.

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