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Re: DBI v2 - The Plan and How You Can Help

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Richard Nuttall
July 4, 2005 14:38
Re: DBI v2 - The Plan and How You Can Help
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>   - support for automatically pulling database DSN information from a
>     ~/.dbi (or similar) file.  This is constantly re-invented poorly.
>     Let's just do a connect by logical application name and let the
>     SysAdmins sort out which DB that connects to, in a standard way.

This reminds me one one thing I hate about DB access, and that is having 
the DB password
stored in plain text.

Of course there are ways to provide some concealment, but nothing 
particularly good or
integrated into the access.

If the "connecting by logical application name" could also include some 
level of security
access, that would be a big improvement.


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