I am attempting to connect, remotely, to the MySQL server created on my Droplet. However, every time I attempt to connect, I get the error of “Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’(10060)” and I can’t find a solution to my issue, no matter how much I look around.
Netstat -ntl | grep 3306:
tcp6 0 0 :::3306 :::* LISTEN
#skip-external-locking # # Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on # localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure. #bind-address = 127.0.0.1
SELECT user, host FROM mysql.user;
| UserName | % |
SHOW GRANTS FOR ‘UserName’@‘%’;
| Grants for UserName@% | | GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'UserName'@'%' |
sudo ufw status
To Action From -- ------ ---- 3306 ALLOW Anywhere 3306/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 3306 (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 3306/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
I’m new to all of this, so if there’s some information which would help you help me then please let me know!
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Take a read through Allowing remote access to MySQL
Start by changing the bind address to
0.0.0.0instead of just commenting it out, restart mysql and try connecting.
Please note, though, that JUST setting bind-address to 0.0.0.0 is insecure as it allows connections to your server from any IP address…
Whether that works or not, take a read through this tutorial for more best practices and tips: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-remote-database-to-optimize-site-performance-with-mysql-on-ubuntu-18-04