This problem is manifesting it self outside PHP at the level of directly typing commands into the MYSQL application itself. Obviously it is going to have the same effect inside PHP. I need escape characters or something but nothing I have tried works.
typing the command INSERT INTO table(ip,commentfield)VALUES ("111.222.333", 'old spammer ');
results in only the characters 111 appearing in the ip field . It is defined as a char 16 field.
[edited by: jatar_k at 8:52 pm (utc) on Feb. 13, 2004] [edit reason] generalized [/edit]