HandlerSocket listens on two ports,
9999, for clients to talk to it. This means we can interact with it directly using
Install and configure the HandlerSocket plugin as described in the Installing and configuring HandlerSocket recipe earlier in this chapter. Launch the
mysql command-line client and run the SQL commands from the Getting ready section of the Reading data using HandlerSocket and PERL recipe, described earlier in this chapter, to give us some sample data to read (and if we've already gone through the PERL, Python, or Ruby recipes, running the SQL commands again will reset the sample data to its default state).
We'll also need to install a
telnet client. Most Linux ...