mysql remote access


I am trying to acces a MySql server from another one with no results.

I configured MySql to accept connections remotely. Open firewall at 3306…

Inserted new DB remote users, checked their passwords…

And no results yet.

Any idea ?

Thanks in advance.

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Please follow the steps in the link below to get remote access to MySQL -

Hi, maybe is late … but if you are running your mysql in mysql secure installation you have to :

  • create a user with related privileges on schema/tables you want and set limit hosting access to the IP you are connecting from (this means that the user can access only from that IP)

  • comment in the file /etc/mysql/mysql.conf/mysql.cnf (this is the configuration file used by mysql secure installation) the following line:

  • restart mysql sudo service mysql restart

  • add to your mysql server firewall the following rule: sudo ufw allow from IP_FROM_YOU_CONNECT to any port 3306

  • test from your remote location with mysql -u *USER_CREATED_BEFORE *-h *MYSQL_SERVER_IP* -p

if everything is ok you will prompt for the user password and you will get to mysql shell

Tested on UBUNTU 16.04 and mySQL 5.7

I found that changing the bind-address in the /etc/mysql/mysql.cnf the bind-address is ignored. You can check with mySQL Workbench under System Variables (search for bind keyword)

I hope this helps.

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Elizine sent a very good link.

It was a my.cnf bad configuration combined with a firewall problem. I could finally solve it.

Thanks a lot to eveybody !