WL#234: Enable --secure startup mode

Status: Assigned   —   Priority: Medium

Entered by Tom on behalf of Monty.

From: Michael Widenius 
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 04:00:18 +0300 (EEST)
To: Timothy Smith
Cc: ksa@polycon.fi, dev@mysql.com, 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.