mysql won't start after bind-address change


I have problems with my database connectivity. I can connect using localhost, but when I try to connect using my droplet’s IP I just can’t.

I’ve granted all privilages to the user and flushed them all. Still nothing.

Then I run command “netstat -plant|grep “:3306”|grep “LISTEN”” and noticed that it listens on I tried to edit my /etc/mysql/my.cnf file, but it was empty (by empty I mean lot of commented text and two lines which are !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/ !includedir /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/) So I decided to add at the end of the file “bind-address=” since it was nowhere there. But my mysql won’t start with this line at this file. I’ve waited couple of minutes and It couldn’t start. When I deleted this line it started immediately.

What can I do now to make connections from public IPs possible?

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OK. I am just a moron. The file I need to edit is actually /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf I could notice that by included directories Case Solved :)

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