MySQL Curses interface

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Apr 9 08:48:53 UTC 2008

Thanks, this helps.  I assume you put the statements in a .htaccess 
file?  I don't remember what security features PHPMyAdmin offers.  I 
only looked at it briefly and found it confusing, but I guess if it's 
that or nothing, I'll learn it.  It would be nice to just have the same 
basic functionality in a curses interface that would run on the local 
server and avoid the issue but I guess there is no such thing.  I should 
add that the MySQL Monitor has readline support and works fine from a 
shell but requires knowledge of the SQL syntax.  The reference manual is 
huge as I found out when I was looking at it.

John G. Heim wrote:
> Yeah, you probably don't want your phpMyAdmin installation accessible 
> from just anywhere. Making it accessible only from localhost was just 
> an idea I had predicated on the assumption that you weren't already 
> running a web server.
> Volumes can and have been written on securing apache. I haven't putzed 
> with phpMyAdmin for a while and I don't recall what security features 
> it offers. But some of the things you could do via apache are:
> 1. Make the phpMyAdmin site accessible only to certain IP addresses
> 2. Require a user ID and password to connect
> Point #1 above would include making it accessible only from the 
> localhost. Or you could tell apache to allow access only from the 
> localhost and some static IP address like that of your workstation.  
> Here is how I restrict access to server status reports on an apache 
> server to computers at the University of Wisconsin Math Department and 
> to my machine at home:
> <Location /server-status>
>    Order deny,allow
>    Deny from all
>    Allow from
> </Location>#

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