RE: [PHP-DB] MySQLnd support for ed25519

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September 8, 2021 14:15 ("Jonathan Aquilina via php-db")
Mysql 8 is already the stable version and has been for a while. I for development use it on windows and its v8

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From: Ruprecht Helms <> 
Sent: 08 September 2021 16:02
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] MySQLnd support for ed25519

Hi Dimi,

I think mysql 8 is the new version of mysql. I don't know if there a exists a stable release or only a beta.
My thoughts are that the last php-version maybe can handle the mentioned authentication method or you have to try to compile the handling for the mysql-plugin in the php-mysqldriver.

Maybe the question about enhancing the php is relation on the Linuxdistribution.  Here I mean an additional rpm if you use Redhat, Fedora, Centos, Suse...
or .deb if you use Debian, Ubuntu or such of these.

To mix a tarball with one of these packages I think it is to difficult in this case.


Am 08.09.21 um 15:20 schrieb dimi_php:
> Hi Ruprecht, > > yes, if a provider not changed the default authentication > (mysql_nativ_password) there is nothing customers have to do, because > the default authentication on mysql 5.7 and 10.5 is the same (SHA-1 based). > Mysql changed this starting from version 8, were the default authentication now is the plugin caching_sha2_password. > Mariadb not changed the default, but recommends to use a safer authentication method like the ed25519-plugin. > > I would like to use it, but then i have the problem that PHP (the > Mysql nativ driver) cames with an error like "The server requested authentication method unknown to the client". > > So i would be glad if this authentication method would be implemented. > > Regards, > Dimi
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