Accessing Database over CLI

The Command Line Interface (CLI) is the easiest and most developer friendly way to perform operations on BlobCity DB. The CLI is permitted over the network and hence is actually a TCP stream. This means you do not have to be on the local terminal of the machine on which the database is running to use the CLI of the database.

The default connection to CLI is over port 10113. From a linux terminal the following command will get you connected to the CLI.

telnet localhost 10113


telnet <ip> 10113

The <ip> allows for connecting to a remote database instance. You will be required to enter a valid username and password that you wish to use to connect to the database. On connection a greeting message will be displayed, and the console will be ready to accept further commands. Sample console shown below.

telnet localhost 10113
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
You are now inside the BlobCity DB console
Type 'help' for assistance and 'exit' to quit

All on-premise / dedicated instance of BlobCity ship with a default user named root. The password of the root user is auto generated and placed in a file called root-pass.txt inside the database's data directory. The root user has full administrative rights on the database. It is highly recommended that you change the password of the root user, or create new users and delete the root user as soon as your instance is setup.