5.3.2 Local Socket/Pipe Connection Method

This connection method enables MySQL Workbench to connect to MySQL Server using a socket file (on Unix) or a named pipe (on Windows).

Parameters

The unique field here is Socket/Pipe Path. Enter the name of the socket or pipe here. If the field is left blank, the default socket or pipe name is used. On Unix, the default socket name is /tmp/mysql.sock. On Microsoft Windows, the default pipe name is MySQL.

Figure 5.16 Manage DB Connections - Socket/Pipe Parameters

Manage DB Connections - Socket/Pipe Parameters

Advanced

These are the same options discussed in Section 5.3.1, “Standard TCP/IP Connection Method”, except there is not the Use compression protocol option.

SSL

These are the same options discussed in Section 5.3.1, “Standard TCP/IP Connection Method”.