Remote access mysql ubuntu 12.04

  • Posted February 13, 2014

I have two droplets with lamp installation.I enabled private networking to both instances.

I referred links given below and configured them according to mentioned steps.

Then I started Mysql service and I have created user and granted it full permission via these commands.

CREATE USER ‘webadmin’@‘localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO ‘webadmin’@‘localhost’;

CREATE USER ‘webadmin’@‘%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO ‘webadmin’@‘%’;

I want to enable remote access to Mysql Server that’s why I need to change the bind-address in /etc/mysql/my.cnf file. I have changed to bind-address =

Then I restarted mysql service.

now I am trying to connect to mysql server from another droplet. mysql -u webadmin -p -h xx.xx.xx.xx

I got error 2003(HY000). and also lsof -i -P | grep :3306 command returns nothing.

Am I making any mistake??


try (loopback) or the actual address, but not (null)?

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<blockquote>lsof -i -P | grep :3306 command returns nothing.</blockquote>That means MySQL is not running. Try starting it: <br><pre>sudo service mysql start</pre>

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Hi, <br>I have a similar problem: <br> <br>Trying to get remote access to the mysql server on Magento server ( <br> <br>I have created a DB user with access from remote servers host = % <br>And I have altered the bind-address in my.cnf file to be <br> <br>I then did a mysql restart and a server reboot (just in case). <br> <br>I checked that the port was LISTEN(ING). And all looks good there: <br>tcp 0 0* LISTEN <br> <br>However I still cannot connect remotely - <br>“ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘waiting for initial comunication packet’, system error: 0” <br> <br>Have I missed a step? <br>

Hi mahiyar, <br> <br>Everything seems to be ok in the MySQL configuration file but, can you post the output of <code>netstat -ntulp</code>