Bug #60216 bind-address unknown in 5.5.9 client
Submitted: 23 Feb 2011 7:49 Modified: 28 Feb 2011 11:22
Reporter: Karl Blessing Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.5.8, 5.5.9 OS:Any (FreeBSD, Windows XP)
Assigned to: Jon Stephens CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: 5.5.9, address, BIND, client, MySQL
Triage: Needs Triage: D2 (Serious)

[23 Feb 2011 7:49] Karl Blessing
I'm using the MySQL Client 5.5.9 (installed from FreeBSD ports), and I cannot use --bind-address nor bind-address in a my.cnf.

I receive an error:
mysql: unknown variable 'bind-address='

for both instance, even though the documentation here says the feature has been available since 5.5.8

How to repeat:
Simply use --bind-address in command line, or bind-address in my.cnf for mysql client 5.5.9 on FreeBSD
[23 Feb 2011 9:12] Valeriy Kravchuk
Indeed, this does not work:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin>mysql --version
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.8, for Win32 (x86)

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin>mysql --bind-address= -uroo
t -proot -P3312 test
mysql: unknown variable 'bind-address='

Neither with 5.5.8, nor with 5.5.9, even on Windows.
[27 Feb 2011 14:13] Shane Bester
looks like bug #25939 fixes didn't go into 5.5 or 5.1.
however, mysql-trunk builds have --bind-address for clients.  
maybe this is just a docs bug?


[28 Feb 2011 7:20] Karl Blessing
Hopefully not just a docs bug, it would be nice to actually have bind-address ability for clients for security purposes.
[28 Feb 2011 8:59] Magnus BlÄudd
MySQL Server 5.5 unfortunately does not have support for setting --bind-address in client.

It will be available in a future release of MySQL Server. 

Sorry about it showing up in the manual already.
[28 Feb 2011 9:18] Karl Blessing
Aww... Oh Well... closing bug report.
[28 Feb 2011 9:34] Jon Stephens
Bug shouldn't have been closed -- should be Verified as Docs bug.

Set P2/S2 (yes, this is a serious problem).

Assigning to myself for handling.
[28 Feb 2011 9:43] Karl Blessing
Sorry didn't realize there was specifically a Docs category.
[28 Feb 2011 9:44] Karl Blessing
Sorry did not realize there was specifically a docs category.
[28 Feb 2011 11:22] Jon Stephens
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.
[28 Feb 2011 12:02] Jon Stephens
This actually affects the 5.5 documentation for a number of MySQL client programs, not just the mysql client.

Further fix made here: http://lists.mysql.com/commits/132108