I recently upgraded PHP to v5.5.10.
After doing so, I noticed that the two sites currently on the server could not connect to MySQL, because old-passwords were switched on. I promptly edited my.cnf, set old-passwords=0, re-created my MySQL users and everything was up and running again.
What’s the problem, you may wonder?
Well, reading around the forums and site, switching off old-passwords seems not to be a recommended course of action. For example:
I don’t seem to be experiencing any ill-effects. I’m certainly not having any of the issues stated in the above thread. I’ve also tried using various other features of Siteworx and Nodeworx, and have not encounted any problems.
So, my question - am I okay to keep old-passwords set to 0, or am I inviting calamity to fall upon me when I least expect it?
Thanks in advance for any advice.