[Monetdb-developers] Security & usability
Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Sun Apr 4 17:15:19 CEST 2004
After the checkin by Martin (about giving -u and -P default values on
MapiClient), I had to laugh loudly for a minute (or two) after which I
had to frown, thinking about the security aspect of this change. Not
that it changes much, but being a little minded towards a better
situation is not a bad thing IMHO. (Also for the reputation of monet by
itself for the outside world)
Because I regularly get tired of typing long command line arguments as
well, I propose the following solution, which might fit all kinds of tastes.
What if we would store some preferences we have in a file ~/.monetdb or
something which can be shared by various applications, like MapiClient,
JdbcClient, Mserver itself, and maybe any more...
The file would be simply a properties file containing something like
which would instruct MapiClient to use sql language with username + pass
monetdb and tell Mserver when it starts to load the script
~/monetdb/start_sql so I for instance would not have to type
Of course command line options override these defaults in this .monetdb
file. It is up to the user to chmod it to 600.
How about this idea?
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