Question

Unable to connect to remote MySQL server

Posted July 23, 2021 244 views
MySQLUbuntu 20.04

I am trying to connect to MySQL Server from my local PC using MySQL Workbench (Connection Method: Standard TCP/IP).
Server

Server: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Changing the IP Address

# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on
# localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure.
bind-address            = 0.0.0.0
mysqlx-bind-address     = 0.0.0.0

Port Status

netstat -antp | grep 3306
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:33060           0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      690/mysqld
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:3306            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      690/mysqld

firewall

ufw status
Status: active

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
3306                       ALLOW       0.0.0.0
3306                       ALLOW       Anywhere
22/tcp                     ALLOW       Anywhere
3306 (v6)                  ALLOW       Anywhere (v6)
22/tcp (v6)                ALLOW       Anywhere (v6)

The Error Message

Failed to Connnect ot MySQL at IP:3306 with user UserName

Host'PC IP' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL Serve

I really appreciate if you could help me.
Thank you

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Hi @MFAlghanmi,

I’ll recommend trying to allow your IP address on your Droplet.

To allow all network connections that originate from a specific IP address, run the following command, replacing the highlighted IP address with the IP address that you want to allow access:

sudo ufw allow from 203.0.113.101
Output
Rule added

If you run sudo ufw status now, you’ll see output similar to this, showing the word ALLOW next to the IP address you just added.

Output
Status: active

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
...          
Anywhere                   ALLOW       203.0.113.101 

You can also allow connections from a whole subnet by providing the corresponding subnet mask for a host, such as 203.0.113.0/24.