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Re: DB Journal: PostgreSQL Software Installation

From: Harald Fuchs <nospam(at)sap(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DB Journal: PostgreSQL Software Installation
Date: 2003-08-29 08:50:58
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In article <Pine(dot)LNX(dot)4(dot)33(dot)0308281407550(dot)4537-100000(at)css120(dot)ihs(dot)com>,
"scott.marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com> writes:

> The fact that MySQL will run as root makes installation much easier, but 
> also has its very real drawbacks from a security perspective.

Minor nit: although MySQL starts as root, it switches soon to another
user (normally named "mysql").

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