Cannot secure my MySQL
Hey Everyone, I really do apologise if this has already been asked. I am however a complete noob and cannot seem to solve this.
I am following this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-mysql-and-mariadb-databases-in-a-linux-vps
I have got to the part that asks me to type in this command:
sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Then it says: The first setting that we should check is the “bind-address” setting within the “[mysqld]” section. This setting should be set to your local loopback network device, which is “127.0.0.1”.
bind-address = 127.0.0.1
However, all I get is this ouput:
The MySQL database server configuration file. # # You can copy this to one of: # - "/etc/mysql/my.cnf" to set global options, # - "~/.my.cnf" to set user-specific options. # # One can use all long options that the program supports. # Run program with --help to get a list of available options and with # --print-defaults to see which it would actually understand and use. # # For explanations see # http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/server-system-variables.html # # * IMPORTANT: Additional settings that can override those from this file! # The files must end with '.cnf', otherwise they'll be ignored. # !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/ !includedir /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/
Can someone tell me what I am supposed to do? I cannot seem to get past this stage to secure my mysql. There does not appear to be a [mysqld] section :/