Hi Arjen,

But iptables is  not multiplatform! And these kind
of "workarounds" do not really fix the issue.

And if  you are a DBA, you rarely touch iptables, which
is another layer of  "surprises" on a database server?

So rather than avoiding to fix it, why not just do it?

At least 3 "bug" reports / feature reaquests since 2006 on
the Bugs.MySQL.com.

From: Arjen Lentz <arjen@openquery.com>
To: Maria Discuss <maria-discuss@lists.launchpad.net>
Sent: Tue, December 1, 2009 1:19:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Maria-discuss] Binding to network addresses

Hi Viljo

On 01/12/2009, at 5:40 AM, Viljo Hakala wrote:
> I am not sure whether this has been discussed.
> MySQL either binds to all network interfaces/addresses
> or to only single specified network  address.
> Wouldn't this limitation be  nice to have fixed in MariaDB,
> say  I want to bind to and a VIP network address,
> maybe management network address, but not to all network
> addresses on a server?

Would be nice, but with iptables it's fairly easy to do anyway.
IPv6 is more interesting IMHO.

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