I use MySQL 4.0.14 and I need to increase the max_connections variable. It seems very easy by editing My.ini file. But I could not succedded event I try to change it from command line or from WinMySQLAdmin.

When I executed

> mysqladmin -O max_connections=200

command I received

mysqladmin: ERROR: unknown variable 'max_connections=200'

error response.

I also added


line to My.ini file but variable value did not change.

Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks in advance..