On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 11:45:30AM -0700, Sasha Pachev wrote:
> Let's say somebody manages to hack one of the slaves, which is very much more
> likely than being able to hack the master directly (you have 100 of them,
> after all) and convince it to proxy a funny update. This will affect the
> whole system.
Just to follow up: We are *not* doing this as a security measure. It is
only for compatibility with old clients and *convenience*. We want to provide
to customers a hostname, username and password they can use to configure
their box -- not a long list of slaves and masters. Doing it this way we
don't need to ask them to install our custom mysql client library and
We want our database cluster to be accesible as if it was one big, black
box. One IP, one port and then have an LVS machine taking care of balancing
connections among slaves.
Hroi Sigurdsson hroi@stripped
Netgroup A/S http://www.netgroup.dk