Do unauthorized pending connections count to managed MySQL's max_connections?

Posted July 5, 2021 37 views
SecurityDigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database

As per the documentation ( DigitalOcean Managed MySQL databases allow 75 concurrent connections per each GB of memory.

When the MySQL service is wide open to the internet, will can brute-force hackers block out all 75 connections by opening 75 sessions and trying to brute-force my password, essentially leaving the database inaccessible to me?

As an explanation, I need to leave the DB wide open to the internet because it’s accessed from AWS Lambda functions.

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