I'm attempting to open a connection from my Amazon RDS instance to my local dev machine. I added my IP to the security policy in Amazon's panel (read: whitelisted myself in the firewall) and added my user in MySQL:
grant usage on bar.* to firstname.lastname@example.org identified by "foobar"; grant all privileges on bar.* to email@example.com;
0.0.0.0 is actually my IP.
I then attempt to connect via the command-line MySQL client:
[wk@batman ~]$ mysql --host=188.8.131.52 --user=foo -p Enter password: Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 66287753 Server version: 5.6.17-log
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MySQL [(none)]> show databases; ERROR 2006 (HY000): MySQL server has gone away No connection. Trying to reconnect... Connection id: 66287829 Current database: *** NONE *** ERROR 1184 (08S01): Aborted connection 66287829 to db: 'unconnected' user: 'foo' host: 0.0.0.0 (init_connect command failed)
I'm not sure what could be causing this error - the results I could find on Google pertained to database replication. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?