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Re: myqsl dummy needs help



On Monday 16 February 2009, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>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.
>
>Bob

So have I Bob, and other than disclosing my /tmp perms weren't as wide open as 
they needed to be, which was denying INNoDB permission to write a scratch 
file, no change.  I even ripped it out and reinstalled even more of it, 
again, no change.

The only way I can access it is with:
mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

So where is this "grant-tables"?

>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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