I have a bit of a problem connecting, as an ispconfig shelluser account, to the mysql running on the debian server. I can use mysql as a "normal" user (outside the jail), and the shell user can use mysql via his own wordpress installation. However, trying to connect directly, via the commandline client (mysql), seems to be blocked. Code: $ mysql --version mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.38-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (i686) using readline 5.2 $ mysql -v ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2 "No such file or directory") I'm not sure if I'm doing something extra daft or this is expected behaviour? All helpful suggestions appreciated.