[Instantrails-users] socket: /path/to/your/mysql.sock

David Morton mortonda at dgrmm.net
Sun Jan 8 23:23:24 EST 2006


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Assaph Mehr wrote:
>>>socket: /path/to/your/mysql.sock
>>
>>Its a new way of specifying the connection to the database, but I don't
>>understand it (if someone else does, please post an explanation).
> 
> 
> Just stating the obvious, but the socket is a faster alternative to
> TCP/IP where both the client and mysql server are on the same machine.

And it's more common on unix systems.

I usually remove it and put a host: localhost in  place of it.

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