> If the slave can update the master by proxy, security-wise this is
> equivalent to anybody who connects to the slave being able to do
> anything a replication user can on the master. So in that case, this
> is the same as connecting directly to the master anyway with slave
> user privileges.
This is totaly wrong. Via the slave gives ONLY MySQL access, and that
may well be restricted as well. It give NO access to any other net
traffic at all.
That is why it is liked, and required in some cases by security.
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