On Monday 25 November 2002 18:03, Lisi wrote:
> OK, then I'll throw this back to the list - any other ideas how I can get
> to their data without compromising their DB? I thought maybe about asking
> them to set up a separate DB with just the table I need, and sync it to
> those table in their main db, but it has to be a solution that involves the
> least amount of work on their end or it won't happen.

To minimise any potential damage, ask them to give you a (mysql) user which 
only has select privileges on just the tables you need. That way even if 
others do get your user/pass they can only look but not touch. To tighten 
things further you can ask them to allow access only from _your_ host.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.biz
Open Source Software Systems Integrators
* Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development *

When some people decide it's time for everyone to make big changes,
it means that they want you to change first.

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