Remember MySQL is an open source project that has its roots in Linux where
the system admins and developers have a different mindset than we do with
IBM i. Now that Oracle has officially dropped MySQL support for IBM i,
Zend and IBM teamed up to continue support for it on IBM i.

Most of the MySQL documentation on the web is applicable to the IBM i
version, so I would start there. Also if you have not already you'll need
a copy of PuTTY to use the command line interface to MySQL. I use Adminer
for a graphical interface (Jon Paris showed me that a couple of years ago)
Both of those are free to download and use.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:10 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: problems starting mysql qp2term vs qsh

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Jim Oberholtzer
<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes, that starts MySQL in a mode that does not require authentication
to access the databases, in other words in a safe environment.

If I'm understanding what you're saying, this "safe mode" is completely
counter to what I (as a naive person when it comes to these
things) would have expected.

When I see the words "safe mode" the idea that pops into my head is "ah,
you've requested safe mode, because you want to be safe, so we will now run
in a limited capacity to help ensure your safety".

But I'm gathering that this particular safe mode is really saying "ah,
you've told us that you've already taken any necessary precautions to make
sure your environment is safe; therefore we will now run in a very dangerous
way; any ill effects are due to your own recklessness".

Gee, thanks. Imagine car companies advertising their "safe cars".
Yeah, 600 hp, manual transmission with no synchros, no power-anything, no
stability control, no traction control, no anti-lock brakes, no airbags, no
seat belts, no bumpers, no crumple zones. The *ultimate* in safety, because
the purchaser and driver have vouched for their own safety.

John Y.
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