This connection method enables MySQL Workbench to connect to MySQL Server using a socket file (on Unix) or a named pipe (on Windows).
The unique field here is Socket/Pipe Path.
Enter the name of the socket or pipe here. If the field is left
blank, the default socket or pipe name is used. On Unix, the
default socket name is
Microsoft Windows, the default pipe name is
This option can be seen in the following screenshot.
These are the same options discussed in Section 3.3.1, “Standard TCP/IP Connection Method”, except there is not the Use compression protocol option.
These are the same options discussed in Section 3.3.1, “Standard TCP/IP Connection Method”.