[TriLUG] shooting one's self in the foot with MySQL
dan at daijin.dissimulo.com
Thu Oct 14 10:19:07 EDT 2004
OK, so I've had mysql running for quite a while on one of my boxes. I'm
using it for Snort with ACID and just recently been playing with FreeRadius
I got phpMyAdmin working and it kept complaining about mysql not having
passwords and how I needed to close this gaping security hole. So I
proceeded to close said hole.... See where I'm going? I can't get mysql to
let me access it now.
[root at idsdb bin]# mysql --user=root mysql
ERROR 1044: Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'mysql'
Its not even asking for the password, which I do know. Before I blow away
the grant tables and recreate them I'm trying to understand what I did
wrong and how to fix it. for instance, why does the error show the user as
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