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Re: myqsl dummy needs help

There is a 'root'@'localhost' account, but it has no password. For more
information see the MySQL knowledgebase at www.mysql.com.

Been there, done that.


Craig White wrote:
> 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.
> ----
> 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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