A common request in #mysql is to be able to bind to specific IP addresses
reasons often given are for security purposes so a web based computer does not
expose its database servers port except for particular non web facing
interfaces, some distributions bind to 127.0.0.1 as default for that reason
(Debian, Ubuntu). This could be a modification of the recent extra port added to
MariaDB so that other interfaces could also login if a connection limit is reached.
If the connection limit becomes per interface/port then it should cater for all