Enable Remote Access to MySQL Database Server



By default remote access to MySQL database server is disabled for security reasons. However, some time you need to provide remote access to database server from home or a web server.

You need type the following commands which will allow remote connections.

Once connected you need to edit the MySQL server configuration file my.cnf.

* If you are using Debian Linux file is located at /etc/mysql/my.cnf location
* If you are using Red Hat Linux/Fedora/Centos Linux file is located at /etc/my.cnf location
* If you are using FreeBSD you need to create a file /var/db/mysql/my.cnf

# vi /etc/my.cnf

For example, if your MySQL server IP is 192.168.1.100 then entire block should be look like as follows:

[mysqld]
user = mysql
pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
port = 3306
basedir = /usr
datadir = /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir = /tmp
language = /usr/share/mysql/English
bind-address = 192.168.1.100

* bind-address : IP address to bind to.
* skip-networking : Don

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  1. Nicolas Nicolas

    "* If you are using FreeBSD you need to create a file /var/db/mysql/my.cnf"

    How?

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