securing MySQL: easiest/best ways?

Andre Goree andre at
Tue May 8 20:54:08 UTC 2012

On Tue, 08 May 2012 15:55:36 -0400, Jerry <jerry at> wrote:

> On Tue, 08 May 2012 15:34:02 +0100
> Matthew Seaman articulated:
>> Sounds almost as if the my.cnf you've been editing is not the my.cnf
>> that your mysql instance is using.  IIRC there was some talk about
>> moving from the usual BSD-ish /var/db/mysql/my.cnf to
>> /usr/local/etc/my.cnf (no doubt under some insidious influence from
>> Linux.)
> The first time I ever looked for "my.cnf" I had expected to find it in
> "/usr/local/etc". Since so many configuration files are stored there,
> it just seemed like a natural place for it to be located. IMHO, a
> centralized repository for configuration files greatly simplifies
> system maintenance.

Hence the reason almost all of my config files are symlinked in someway in  

Call it a habit from spending much of my time using & working on Linux :p

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