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Yes - It Was Helpful  73%  [ 58 ]
No - But Helpful  6%  [ 5 ]
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vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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jvijayv
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Joined: 12 Feb 2003
Posts: 1

 Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:04 am    Post subject: hi hi, i did all the things u said, for setting up phpbb on my home server. but how do i link to the forum??? and also i am unable to access any folders directly. y is it so? vijay
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:58 am    Post subject: When you unzipped phpBB2 did you go one level deep and renamed the next phpBB2 folder? Did you create a database for it? Accessing any other folder other than the root folders index file I believe might be a security feature (am not sure)... your directory should not look like the following... Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2.0.4/phpbb2.0.4 Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2.0.4/phpbb2 Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2/phpbb2.0.4 Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2/phpbb2 Your directory should look like this... Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2/index.php You must have rights to create a database and MySQL must be running on installation... Go to http://www.aprelium.com/ip/ and make sure your address is correct, also if you have to access your IP using a port number you should add that too... i.e. http://0.0.0.0:port/phpbb2 "damn found an error" thanks for making me double check something..._________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
Playing At The Moon
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Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Posts: 2

 Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:03 am    Post subject: when I created the phpbb2data database it said that there are no tables in the database do I need to creat one? after following you tutorial it still said it could not connect to my database, what should I do?
Playing At The Moon
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Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Posts: 2

 Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:21 am    Post subject: nevermind, i got it :D
Doomflame
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Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Posts: 9

 Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:24 am    Post subject: Thanks a lot! VERY Helpful! Hopefully it will work!
Deledar
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Joined: 26 Feb 2003
Posts: 94

 Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 5:41 pm    Post subject: Also for anyone installing Invision Forum, it's quite the same as installing phpBB but, type in /sm_install.php instead of just /install.php .
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Thank you for the tip Deledar ;)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
jaggy55uk
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Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 19
Location: London, England

 Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:54 am    Post subject: Hi i've got a question if the directory looks like this 'Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2/index.php' whats stopping someone access 'Abyss Web Server/htdocs/phpbb2/' in that directory i have the admin folder, includes folder and others. Is there a way to stop people accessing them or have i done something wrong? sorry if this may sound silly but im new :oops:_________________http://microbots.no-ip.com
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: You can use Abyss to password protect directories in which you do not want anyone to access. Ultimately you can password protect phpBB2 but its not recommended unless you want your visitors to log in twice... Use Abyss and password protect the directories you want protected. Its all in the Abyss manual about how to use password protection :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
jaggy55uk
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Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 19
Location: London, England

 Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:24 pm    Post subject: I protected them but it asks the user to log in so i unprotected them. How do i get it to access the forum like this 'http://mysite.com/forum' without linking to 'http://mysite.com/phpBB2/index.html'_________________http://microbots.no-ip.com
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:51 pm    Post subject: Make an alias. virtual path: /forum actual path: htdocs/phpbb2 Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
datwig
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Joined: 26 Jan 2003
Posts: 85

 Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:59 am    Post subject: I didn't get a chance to enter the name of my website. It says yourdomain.com for the title and stuff. Where do I change this?
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:35 am    Post subject: I'm not sure. I had it installed and thought it was great. If anyone needs a forum alone I would definitely recommend it. I've uninstalled it ever since though as the CMS I work with currently added a forum plugin which I think is great and very close to phpBB2. It is probably best to ask on the phpBB forums. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:38 am    Post subject: ah wait, sorry... Your answer should be in the administration section of phpBB2... If you look you'll find it... Sorry for the earlier post :( Good luck:)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
Bohemen
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Joined: 12 Apr 2003
Posts: 12

 Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:32 am    Post subject: Great tutorial.....Thanks :D :D
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:05 am    Post subject: Thank you for your kind comment and you're welcomed :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
datwig
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Joined: 26 Jan 2003
Posts: 85

 Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 5:49 pm    Post subject: "Was this guide helpful? Yes - It was helpful No - but helpful" What the...? No but helpful? Why isn't there a "Yes - But not helpful"?
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:04 pm    Post subject: I agree, its definitely confusing but tell that to the people who voted "no - but helpful"... I know its not straight forward and I'll get to changing it soon enough. Thanks 8)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
datwig
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Joined: 26 Jan 2003
Posts: 85

 Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:34 am    Post subject: I switched from phpBB to YaBBSE because when someone not logged in would click Profile (menu at the top) it would say that this page doesn't exist. Wacko... Although YaBB is sloppier (in my opinion) It's easyer to use.
Shaku
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Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 12

Posted: Sun May 04, 2003 10:10 am    Post subject:

I got this error.....
 Code: Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user: 'root@127.0.0.1' (Using password: YES) in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 48 Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 330 Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 331 phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Sun May 04, 2003 12:13 pm    Post subject: Not sure but it looks like you've got the MySQL password wrong. Did you password protect your MySQL? If you didn't you can simply enter no password for database along with the database name of root though it is not recommended. Also, you have to create a database for phpBB2. It is a high security risk not password protecting MySQL and you could be inviting trouble... If you need a GUI to help administrating MySQL a bit easier try installing phpMyAdmin... The tutorial for it is located within this tutorial forum... Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
DarkSim905
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Joined: 25 May 2003
Posts: 43
Location: http://67.82.22.218:905

 Posted: Mon May 26, 2003 4:14 pm    Post subject: The only problem I have now is when checking a topic, get a 404 Error... I always do something wrong. :(
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Mon May 26, 2003 4:24 pm    Post subject: Chances are if you're getting 404 errors you've made a booboo installing the database settings for phpBB2 OR you moved your forum files OR you changed your port number... phpBB2 is a complete package and if you got a 404 error its means phpBB2 is trying to link to a file which doesn't exist... Chances are you could've missed something upon installation or files were moved. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
cx4_beretta
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Joined: 24 May 2003
Posts: 1

 Posted: Tue May 27, 2003 6:24 am    Post subject: all i got was" Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 330 Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 331 phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database "
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Tue May 27, 2003 11:17 am    Post subject: It sounds like MySQL is not installed, on or configured correctly. Double check MySQL as it seems phpBB is ready to go. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.comLast edited by vbgunz on Wed May 28, 2003 1:32 pm; edited 1 time in total
SpeesKeek
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Joined: 14 Apr 2003
Posts: 6

Posted: Wed May 28, 2003 1:24 pm    Post subject:

Shaku wrote:
I got this error.....
 Code: Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user: 'root@127.0.0.1' (Using password: YES) in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 48 Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 330 Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Programs\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 331 phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database

same as him.... only my name aint root but admin. what can i do? passw is correct...
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed May 28, 2003 1:35 pm    Post subject: Change root to admin. It seems MySQL is denying a user named root@127.0.0.1. Try changing the username and try again. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
SpeesKeek
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Joined: 14 Apr 2003
Posts: 6

 Posted: Wed May 28, 2003 1:44 pm    Post subject: whooohooo ! it works !!!! thx.... great tutorital !!
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed May 28, 2003 3:48 pm    Post subject: Thanks and Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
nikolas22t
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Joined: 29 May 2003
Posts: 6

 Posted: Thu May 29, 2003 6:48 pm    Post subject: help follow the tutoria but my php page cannot been display If i put an index.htm or index.htm opens but not php index page pls help me
Daniel
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Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Concord, NC

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:54 am    Post subject: I have tried anything i can think of.. and I cant get phpMyAdmin to instasll correctly. How do I do this? All I get is: Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.5.1 Error MySQL said: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:15 am    Post subject: It sounds like thiers a conflict with MySQL. Check to make sure it is running without a problem. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
Daniel
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Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Concord, NC

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:35 pm    Post subject: MySQL installed to C:\mysql Do I have to config anything in MySQL? What about phpMyAdmin? Where do I have to put the phpMyAdmin? I currently have it in my actual webfolder, htdocs
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:48 pm    Post subject: MySQL just has to be running ok without a hiccup. It is currently and probably installed best at "C:\mysql". Please remove phpMyAdmin from your htdocs folder. The guide clearly states where best to place and how to configure phpMyAdmin. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
Daniel
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Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Concord, NC

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:01 pm    Post subject: Gah, Im doin MySQL and phpMyAdmin all over again.. I'm using the other tutorials on how to install mySQL and phpMyAdmin.._________________--Daniel http://forums.pastrealm.com
Daniel
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Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Concord, NC

 Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Wohoo! http://danpc.sytes.net/phpBB2 phpBB 2.0.5 Installed! Thanks sooooooo much. BTW.. If you dont see my forums.. I'm offline.. I'm on 28.8k.. lol_________________--Daniel http://forums.pastrealm.com
raigeki
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Joined: 11 Jul 2003
Posts: 2

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:53 am    Post subject: :(

I'm having this problem:
 Quote: phpBB : Critical Error Could not open subSilver template config file

Could Someone help me? :(
vbgunz
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Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 615
Location: Florida

 Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 1:02 am    Post subject: This guide is only provided to help with installation. Your error most likely has something to do with a theme change. Ask in the forums at http://phpbb.com and tell us what they say about it. Good luck :)_________________Victor B. Gonzalez http://aeonserv.com
raigeki
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Joined: 11 Jul 2003
Posts: 2

 Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 1:13 am    Post subject: It appeared just after the installation :cry: That's strange, I uploaded everything!
andrewhkm
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Joined: 10 Aug 2003
Posts: 1

 Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:28 pm    Post subject: successfully installed all parts required on the page you teach me, I encountered a issue that occured at the page of "start INstall phphbb2" before the installation, we need to insert or type some information like user name and password. after the step, then pressed the "start install" buttom, there's an error message shown up, it said :"phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database " I dunno what wrong is over there and when after I stalled the version of myphp4.0, there's another error message "Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 330 Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\db\mysql4.php on line 331 phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database " Please could u answer this question asap?????
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Joined: 10 Aug 2003
Posts: 7

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:17 am    Post subject: Users

When i add a user it says user has been taken ??
what do i do

also i need to edit the emailer.php file what do i have to edit
this is what i get when i register a new user
 Quote: Failed sending email :: PHP :: DEBUG MODE Line : 234 File : C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\includes\emailer.php
freedoomuser
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Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 6

 Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:16 pm    Post subject: One small bug Yah i got one small problem, when people creat a acount for my forum they get an error msg..even thow the user they have made will work.
x19
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Joined: 24 Sep 2003
Posts: 3
Location: Malaysia

 Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:01 am    Post subject: register, login and logout problemm... i got one small problem, when people creat a acount for my forum they get an error msg.. Failed sending email :: PHP :: DEBUG MODE Line : 234 File : C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs\phpbb2\includes\emailer.php even thow the user they have made will work.. other problem is.. when people want to login to they account page, the account page are not found... ( like when u want to go to some website but u can't because some problem..) so they must close the page and click forum button from my webpage again to go to they account... this problem also occur when u want to logout... close the forum page open it again to make sure they logout.. why... pleaseee... i need some solution for this problemm...pleasee... :cry:_________________:-)
os17fan
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Joined: 21 Mar 2003
Posts: 531
Location: USA

 Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:22 pm    Post subject: You guy's should really check out my Tutorials , i built a site just for the people who want MySQL and that other good stuff running with their PHP My turtorial: Improved MySQL Tutorial Web Site: http://os17fan.cjb.net 8)_________________This web server is the best !
x19
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Joined: 24 Sep 2003
Posts: 3
Location: Malaysia

 Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:26 am    Post subject: page can't be displayed...!! hmmm... d' installation guide's veeerrryyy2 good... i have no error and my phpbb2 working fine... but..., d' phpbb will have a little problem when i run it on other pc... i test run d' phpbb on my internal web on abyss web server... so, end user must click d' forum button to enter d' forum site.. it's all goes fine and d' forum site open.. d' problem is... when end user form other pc(after register) want to login.. the login page goes error: "the page can't be displayed" actualy d' login was successful, but only i know it when i close d' page(the error page) and open d' forum page again by clicking d' forum button... ( the page with "loguot [ user-name ]" d' user account page ) d' problem also happen when the end user want to logout... they must do the same thing like when they want to login the user account page... can someone helppppp..!!! meeeee...... pleeeaaaassseeeee.... :? :!: :?: :idea:_________________:-)
ndrupert
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Joined: 05 Oct 2003
Posts: 2

 Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: me = noob what do i put for table name and its fields? I just started making a server 8O
Achmed
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Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Posts: 10
Location: Newfoundland

 Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:21 pm    Post subject: I have mysql, phpbb2, php, and everything required, i also have phpadmin and have created my database with it, the database is picked up by the mysql server, but i can not find it anywhere on the computer. Even when I search for phpbb2data.* it cant find it anywhere. Becausec of this i have no idea where to point the forum to in the installation. any help with this will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
ndrupert
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Joined: 05 Oct 2003
Posts: 2

 Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:27 pm    Post subject: when i create my database what do i put for the values and stuff like the table...
Karasu Kami
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Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Posts: 712

 Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 10:47 pm    Post subject: -.- nothing, move to the next step_________________Thank you all. Aprelium most importantly. *Some may not be complete* http://paeon-hosting.com http://quartermoon.info http://loc.paeon-hosting.com http://genjipoetry.paeon-hosting.com
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