On Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 04:31:42 UTC, Nick Sabalausky
On 03/05/2018 09:23 AM, aberba wrote:
On Saturday, 3 March 2018 at 07:37:38 UTC, Nick Sabalausky
An all-D MySQL/MariaDB client library:
Is unix socket connection supported? I'm not seeing any
information about it in the docs.
It's not currently supported. From the "Additional Notes"
section of the readme:
"Normally, MySQL clients connect to a server on the same
machine via a Unix socket on *nix systems, and through a named
pipe on Windows. Neither of these conventions is currently
supported. TCP is used for all connections."
I'm not opposed to it being added, but I'm not aware of what
benefit it would provide that would big enough to make it a
priority. Also, AFAIK, vibe doesn't offer socket support like
it does TCP, so vibe users would loose out on the automatic
yield-on-io that's a cornerstone of vibe's concurrency design.
UNIX sockets provide a way to securely connect in an
enclosed/isolated environment without exposing connection
externally. This is used in my company in our microservice
infrastructure on Google Cloud: we connect to our db instance
using a proxy and its the recommended approach in microservices.
Its a very common security practice. The default approach on
Google Cloud. I would do the same for any db I want to prevent
external access to. If vibe.d doesn't support it then its missing
a big piece of a puzzle.