Struggling to open remote mysql connection

  • Posted October 2, 2021
  • MySQL

I’ve set bind address to and now have mysqld 270434 mysql 24u IPv4 1223739 0t0 TCP *:3306 (LISTEN)

If I nc -vc [ip] 3306 I always get operation timed out.

I’ve tried commenting out bind address, changing it to *, tried all the same with mysqlx-bind-address too but can’t connect to the server at all.

No firewall enabled

Any ideas?


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Setting the bind-address to is indeed correct.

As you don’t have a firewall enabled on the MySQL Droplet, do you by any chance have a firewall on the server/PC that you are connecting from? If this is the case you might have to open port 3306 for outgoing TCP connections.

Alternatively, what I prefer doing is to connect to my remote MySQL servers over SSH with Table Plus as described here:

That way you don’t have to expose the MySQL service to the world.

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby