I have managed to get mySQL running under Ubuntu 8.10, I am now diligently trying to secure the database and am adding passwords for the root users.
I have a root user under the host "kickseed" with no password set
I have no idea what kickseed is as the database is installed under localhost, on searching around i have discovered that this is something to do with the ubuntu OS itself.
Is it safe to delete this user account from MySQL or is it used for something by the OS?
If i need to keep it should i /can i protect it with a password?
Also i have another root account under the host IP 127.0.0.1 again can i delete this?
My absolute preference would be to have only one account with root access but i do not want to delete these accounts if they are necessary.
Thanks for tolerating a newbie