[San-Diego-pm] Perl & MySQL

Mark Schoonover mark.schoonover at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 10:46:54 PDT 2014

If you don't need your MySQL instance available to the outside world, just
lock it down to localhost. IIRC, there should be instructions in my.cnf on
how to pin mysqld to localhost:3306 (assuming default port is used).

Mark Schoonover
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On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Bob Kleemann <rkleeman at energoncube.net>wrote:

> Allen,
> There are several free databases you could use.  If the SQL commands
> you've written aren't very MySQL specific, you could translate it to
> many other DBs without much difficulty.  If you've got a lot of MySQL
> specific extensions to SQL in your commands, then it might be more
> difficult.  I'd look at SQLite, and see if that supports your needs.
> If not, there are several others that could meet your needs, but it's
> hard to say without a better idea of what your applications needs.
> Also, I'm CC'ing the rest of the San Diego Perl Mongers list, as I'm
> sure many of them have some more experience moving from MySQL to other
> DBs.
>   -- Bob
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM,  <allengil at sdf.org> wrote:
> > Bob,
> >
> > I use Perl & MySQL on my company provided laptop as sort of a day
> planner.
> > It's just something I developed while working on my BSIT. Recently the IT
> > Nazis at my company detected MySQL running on it, and demanded that I
> > remove it immediately, claiming it was a security threat. I've been using
> > this for over 10 years, and having my work history in a relational
> > database has been quite helpful in recalling what I did. Do you have any
> > suggestions on alternatives that won't require a massive rewrite of my
> > code? I have a lot of SQL commands in there, and I would like to leave
> > them alone if possible.
> >
> > Thanx,
> >
> > Allen Gilson
> >
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