Entered by Tom on behalf of Monty. From: Michael Widenius Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 04:00:18 +0300 (EEST) To: Timothy Smith Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, MySQL@polycon.fi Subject: Re: Q: Second set of questions from the first UK MySQL course Timothy> What I would like is an option to start MySQL in secure mode, Timothy> where it will check permissions on critical files and directories Timothy> and will not start if it finds something that could be a security Timothy> hole. It could be a compile-time option, and the client could Timothy> refuse to start if there is a world-readable .my.cnf file that Timothy> has the password option set, for example. You could possibly add Timothy> a --promiscuous flag to ignore these checks. Just a thought. This is a good idea.