MySQL Curses interface

John G. Heim jheim at
Wed Apr 9 19:51:59 UTC 2008

You could put the statements in a .htaccess file. The ones I copied were 
from httpd.conf. But that's on apache1.3. In apache2, you would probably put 
them in a file in apache's sites-available directory.

PS: I saw that edbrowse has a database interface. I have used edbrowse only 
a little but I know a lot of people who absolutely love edbrowse. I always 
wanted to get into it but just have never taken the time. The conventional 
wisdom with edbrowse is that it takes a few days of constant use to get used 
to it but once the dawn breaks, you're golden. In other words, there's a 
steep learning curve but once you get over the hump you can be very 

But the edbrowse database interface may require you to know sql. I don't 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 3:48 AM
Subject: Re: MySQL Curses interface

> 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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