MySQL supports different types of connections from the client to the server.
|Protocol||Type of connection||Supported operating systems|
|Unix socket file||Local||Unix|
TCP\/IP can be disabled by using the start-up option passed to the
mysqld command line
TCP\/IP networking can also be disable in the my.cnf config file
Names pipes are disabled by default and can be enabled by using the -
Shared memory is disabled by default and can be enabled by using the startup option