>>>>> "Alexander" == Alexander Keremidarski <salle@stripped>
Alexander> -sG, --skip-grant-tables is intended to be recovery option. When used it
Alexander> skips all grants including remote access which is potential securtiy
Alexander> problem from Server Admin point of view.
Alexander> With current behaviour it is possible to run mysqld -sG and forget it
Alexander> running. It is Server Admin problem but still I think it is better to
Alexander> prevent this.
Thanks for your comments; We will discuss them internally and see
which one we should implement.
Alexander> This touches another topic:
Alexander> Defaults in MySQL install and how dangerous they can be:
Alexander> * Passwordless root by default.
Alexander> * Using root as MySQL Admin User
Alexander> * Listening on TCP by default
Alexander> and so on
Alexander> Being root I always vote against defaults
This is something that we can't easily change; If we would force a
password, we would get more emails that we can handle about users that
have a problem starting or using MySQL.
When you have a LOT of users, you must make things a bit less secure
by default to get things to work at all.