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I have a MySQL server running on my work computer, which runs Mac OS X Maverick. I want to access it from home computer, which also has Mac OS Maverick. From terminal, if in 1 tab, I ssh into my work computer and just let the ssh session sit there without being idle, then on another tab, I can access MySQL server. However, without the ssh session running, I will get following error

ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'SERVER_IP_ADDRESS' (60)

I've tried to modify my.cnf file on the server by commenting out bind-address or assigning it to but it doesn't work.

Why is it like that? How can I configure the server so that it allows remote access without having to run ssh on the client? Can someone please help?


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I hope you need to create the user for remote access with '%' wildcard and grant permissions on DB's.

Step 1:

In my.cnf comment out your bind address

# bind-address        = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

And restart MySQL Server.

Step 2:

Then you need to grant permissions to user for remote access

GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'myuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypass';

Please have a look on How to enable remote connection.

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I've tried this setting (commenting out bind-address) before and it didn't work. I've created a user and granted all permission as well. mysql> show grants for 'home'; | Grants for home@% | GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'home'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD '...' WITH GRANT OPTION | –  chepukha Jan 2 '14 at 5:32
Do you have any firewall in place ? If it is please disable that. –  Abdul Manaf Jan 2 '14 at 5:36
Yes, I can access the server when firewall is turned off. But can I configure the firewall to allow remote access to sql server rather than completely turn it off? On the server, in firewall settings, I've set mysqld to "allow incoming connections" –  chepukha Jan 2 '14 at 6:00
Do you have SQL Server also installed on same machine ? –  Abdul Manaf Jan 2 '14 at 6:05
Yes, I do. You mean SQL server and Firewall on the same machine? –  chepukha Jan 2 '14 at 6:06

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