Hi, I have just been trying to reverse engineer my database schema and l'm having problems getting anything back. I'm using hibernate and this is my db properties file - l'm logged onto the plus.net network and l can ping 'humbug.plus.net' fine. <property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver</property> <property name="hibernate.connection.password">mypassword</property> <property name="hibernate.connection.url">jdbc:mysql://humbug.plus.net/mydbname</property> <property name="hibernate.connection.username">myusername</property> <property name="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.MySQL5InnoDBDialect</property> Can anyone see any problems with my properties? Or is it the case that you can not connect to the DB unless you are on the CGI server. Regards, Gary.