I'm running a system where there is no desire for the security hassle of allowing outside
connections to the database.
I can start mysqld with the --skip-networking flag, but then mysql
refuses to connect, even from the local host. When --skip-networking is
enabled, exactly what methods of using the server work?
The documentation is very vague on this point. Do I need to specify some special options
to mysql to make a different style connection? How about to the perl modules that make
connections to the server?