if you get this trying to connect to your remote server using MySql Workbench, then try to (on your remote server) navigate to /etc/mysql/my.cnf and add


then it should look like:

!includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/
!includedir /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/
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    (Rephrase as a Question, then self-Answer it; you will get more reputation points.) – Rick James May 6 '19 at 23:48
  • Note: MySQL Workbench does not evaluate includes currently (8.0.16). Only the main config file is read. – Mike Lischke May 7 '19 at 5:23

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