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From:Len Rose Date:September 14 1999 9:06pm
Subject:Re: Masking command line passwords (solaris)
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I seem to have an older manual.. 6.2.1 is where I found, this.. This isn't a
viable solution for scripts, but it's an improvement! Thanks..

Len

On 14-Sep-99 Martin Ramsch wrote:

[snipped]
 
> This problem also is discussed in the MySQL Reference Manual,
> chapter "6.4 Keeping your password secure".
> 
> I suggest this method:
> 
>| Store your password in a configuration file. For example, you can
>| list your password in the [client] section of the `.my.cnf' file in
>| your home directory:
>|
>| [client]
>| password=your_pass
>|
>| If you store your password in `.my.cnf', the file should not be
>| group or world readable or writable. Make sure the file's access
>| mode is 400 or 600. See section 4.15.4 Option files.
[snipped]

len@stripped
http://www.netsys.com

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Masking command line passwords (solaris)Len Rose14 Sep
  • Re: Masking command line passwords (solaris)Martin Ramsch14 Sep
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