Http://mysql:// protocol



  • Email conversation (short version, not original) with guys creating a new webpage for the company where I'm a bofh^Wsys-admin.

    them: Please give us access to www root & mysql, so we can test the new page and switch it with the current one.
    me: Try mysql://abc:def@company.com/dbname and ftp://abc:def@company.com/public_html - you can view it on test.company.com
    them: You forgot to send the password. Also please give us access to the current site so we can prepare the database ourselves and prevent problems when changing sites.
    me (predicting PBKAC): you can access a copy of current page in directory 'current'. I'll make sure pages are changed correctly as soon as the new one is online & tested at test.company.com. Access details for both pages:
     - mysql - user: abc, pass: def, host: company.com database: dbname
     - ftp - .......
    them: We tried to get into the database through http://mysql://abc:def@company.com/ghi but it didn't work. We always set up the database through the browser.
    me: ... <facepalm> ... I'll let you know when I install phpMyAdmin ...

    WTFs from the current page (made by the same people):

    - multiple language versions made by copying all files (yes - pictures too) into separate directory for each language
    - static page built in php just to use <? include ...?> (ssi is an option and php can be used for the single form which needs scripting)
    - ... I was going to comment on the quality of html and css, but... everyone already knows what to expect...

    TRWTF is double-backspace in community server :/



  • @viraptor said:

    TRWTF is double-backspace in community server :/

    Don't forget to tag it.



  • I'd say I'm surprised, but I'd be lying. I've already dealt with giving something like http://services.somewhere.net and getting clueless users asking why the URL isn't loading. I find http://www.services.somewhere.net.com in their URL address bars.



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    I'd say I'm surprised, but I'd be lying. I've already dealt with giving something like http://services.somewhere.net and getting clueless users asking why the URL isn't loading. I find http://www.services.somewhere.net.com in their URL address bars.

    That sounds like a usability problem to me.  Shouldn't you be redirecting the www. prefixes to the real site?  It seems like so very little work for you and it would make a better experience for users. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    That sounds like a usability problem to me.  Shouldn't you be redirecting the www. prefixes to the real site?  It seems like so very little work for you and it would make a better experience for users. 

    It could be possible, but the .net.com , .org.com screwups would still ruin the experience. (my favorite would be .com.com ... double TLDs!)

    These incidents are very common for either non .com TLD sites, or those that have some sections that aren't www prefixed. (like forums.thedailywtf.com, boveda.banamex.com.mx, and such.) However, some sites do require using non-www-prefixed URLs as an entry point, but not all users can distinguish this and type the www anyway. Or those sites that use load balancing, typically have www2, www3 and such prefixes.

    There's a humorous site that takes a spin on the "www" prefix, and uses "hhh" instead as an inside joke, so the URL is http://hhh.lawaloca.com (WARNING! NOT SAFE FOR WORK!) though the www equivalent redirects.



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    http://hhh.lawaloca.com

    I don't know Spanish, but I think I managed to navigate around just fine.  "Sexo" is pretty universal, after all. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    "Sexo" is pretty universal,

    Indeed, Spanish has much in common with mathematics.



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    I'd say I'm surprised, but I'd be lying. I've already dealt with giving something like http://services.somewhere.net and getting clueless users asking why the URL isn't loading. I find http://www.services.somewhere.net.com in their URL address bars.

    Maybe they used Firefox and pressed Ctrl+Enter instead of Enter



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    It could be possible, but the .net.com , .org.com screwups would still ruin the experience. (my favorite would be .com.com ... double TLDs!)

     

    I personally find it surprised that "net.com", "org.com" and the like aren't domain-squatted already. This seems like an opportunity for the scam to end all scams...



  • @PSWorx said:

    I personally find it surprised that "net.com", "org.com" and the like aren't domain-squatted already. This seems like an opportunity for the scam to end all scams...
    They're all taken already. I know com.com has belonged to CNet for at least 100 years.



  • @bstorer said:

    They're all taken already.

    There are no possible 2, 3 or 4 letter domains left on the .com TLD.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    They're all taken already.

    There are no possible 2, 3 or 4 letter domains left on the .com TLD.

    Well, sure, if you limit yourself to letters from human languages. Krzztbt Acknug Flargern .com is probably still available.



  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    They're all taken already.

    There are no possible 2, 3 or 4 letter domains left on the .com TLD.

    Well, sure, if you limit yourself to letters from human languages. Krzztbt Acknug Flargern .com is probably still available.
     

    Sorry, teh internets is full.  The only domain left is "clownpenis.fart", if you still want one... 


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