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Re: myqsl dummy needs help



On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 11:06 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> All the heavier-weight database engines have their own user accounts, so
> they can grant or restrict permissions to various databases and tables
> based on who the user is. MySQL does this. Even though mysql has a root
> user that user is totally separate from the OS root account. You can
> also have a mysql user account named mickey even though your host box
> does not have such a user. So think only in terms of the defined MySQL
> users.
> 
> You need to reset the MySQL root user password.
> 
> There may be no password to start with. I wonder what happens if you
> just press enter when prompted for the password. If there is no
> password, then you can set one using mysqladmin. When you first start
> the mysqld server using 'service start mysqld' the syntax of the command
> is explained to you right on the terminal window.
> 
> One more point. If you want to assign a password to a user on a specific
> host machine, such as 'mickey'@'mickeymouse.m1.org' then I believe that
> at the time someone attempts to log in with that username the actual
> machine name must resolve correctly on dns to 'mickeymouse.m1.org' or
> the user 'mickey' must have a password defined for the localhost machine
> ('mickey'@'localhost').
> 
> To do reset the root password correctly, you can find copious details on
> the MySQL knowledgebase. Go to www.mysql.com and search off their
> knowledgebase. There is a method described for changing the password for
> the root user, but it is fairly complicated. I've used it successfully
> once or twice before when I made a mess of my own mysql root password.
> 
> Another great resource is to read Paul DuBois book "MySQL". It is really
> the bible of all things MySQL. If you intend to use MySQL seriously then
> this book is mandatory purchasing and reading.
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I think original setup for mysql is for root user via local socket and
not via localhost so there actually isn't an account for root localhost
thus attempting to connect via tcp/ip as root is doomed to fail out of
the box.

Craig


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