is there a best practice to ensure that privileges do not get replicated to mysql slave servers? the problem is, there a maintenance users in the mysql table that have different passwords on each box. things like startup/shutdown scripts use these tables. when you replicate from a master, it changes the password and breaks things.
what are best practices to ensure that the actual mysql db (that contains grants, users, hosts) does not break because of replication?
do you typically replicate privileges over to the slaves as well?