The slides for today's presentation at Shmoocon are here:
Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, too but the slides don't give away the whole talk so I don't know how useful they're going to be.....
Patrick Galbraith, former MySQL employee who helped write replication, came to the November 2007 Boston MySQL User Group and did a fantastic presentation on replication, including showing how to set up replication and walking us through the steps in real-time, setting up an example server.
References mentioned in the video:
Brian Aker's DBIx::Password
Giuseppe Maxia's article about federated tables -- I think that's the right one, feel free to comment if it's not.
I have finally managed to watch and slightly edit the September 2007 Boston MySQL User Group presentation I did on the MySQL Proxy.
It's geared towards beginners, and has lots of examples, including explaining some of the examples that come bundled with the MySQL Proxy.