> without flags to tell it otherwise, nmap only scan ports 1-1024,
> higher numbered ports would have to be specified via nmap -p 1-5000
> but see how much longer it takes.
Bingo. That was it. I see now that I've had port 3306 open until
recently. I'm working on verifying that the mysql users have
>> I've got a couple security questions for you guys.
>> Is there a way to verify I've set a password for mysql's root?
>> I was previously running mysqld without --skip-networking until I
>> noticed port: 3306 was referenced in mysqld.err. The strange thing is
>> 'nmap localhost' never found an open 3306 port and I wasn't running a
>> firewall on that system. Does this behavior make sense to anyone?
>> - Grant