FYI, DBD::MySQL does support SSL. See
and search for mysql_ssl. You'll need to provide
as part of the DSN on the perl side, and set ssl-ca,
ssl-key, and ssl-cert on the server.
There's more on the subject at mysql.com:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:12 AM
Subject: RE: MySQL Secure Connection(e.g. SSL) Question
> > I need to connect to a remote MySQL database from a PC using
> > SSL. I would
> > prefer to connect using perl DBD. Does anyone have a
> > suggestion how I can
> > accomplish this task or an alternative solution?
> What about stunnel or ssh tunnels and then use DBD::mysql on top.
> ISTR that DBD::mysql cannot use SSL'ed mysql client connections and your
> remote server would have to be complied to support it.
> > Thank You
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