Today a little history lesson.
I was on a quest to find the origin of this line in include/mysql_com.h:
#define CLIENT_LONG_PASSWORD 1 /* new more secure passwords */
“new” ? “more secure” ?
CLIENT_* flags are used between client and
server to negotiate what capabilities they support. It allows the
server to add new features to the protocol and let’s the client
add support for it along the way. MySQL 5.5.x has 21 of these
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