John Almberg wrote:

I do know that Mysql supports SSL... somehow this got discounted early in the discussion, perhaps mistakenly?


I believe the thinking was that although MySQL claims to support SSL,
it does in fact make a pretty bodge of it, and a more effective approach is to pipe MySQL traffic through an encrypted tunnel.

Personally I just use IPSec for this, but people might also like to
consider stunnel (http://www.stunnel.org/) or OpenVPN (http://openvpn.net/)

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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