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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: How to connect remote MySQL in windows

    hi,

    I am a newbie in MySQL. I installed mySQL 5.01 in two windows(one XP another win 2003) system. How do I connect these databases remotely? I downloaded PuTTY and tried to configure something, but I could not. Can somebody tell me the steps to connect a database remotely?

    Thanks for reading.

    Rahuul

  2. #2
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    hi! better read some "help" on mysql site. here's the link.

    http://www.mysql.com/search/?q=conne...set=iso-8859-1

  3. #3
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    hi,

    These are the listed steps that is mentioned in mySQL site. I have few doubts in these also.

    Here is a note about how to connect to get a secure connection to remote MySQL server with SSH (by David Carlson dcarlson@mplcomm.com):

    1. Install an SSH client on your Windows machine. As a user, the best non-free one I've found is from SecureCRT from http://www.vandyke.com/. Another option is f-secure from http://www.f-secure.com/. You can also find some free ones on Google at http://directory.google.com/Top/Comp...ients/Windows/.
    2. Start your Windows SSH client. Set Host_Name = yourmysqlserver_URL_or_IP. Set userid=your_userid to log in to your server. This userid value may not be the same as the username of your MySQL account.
    Is this userid means windows login id (network id) or MySQL user id?

    3. Set up port forwarding. Either do a remote forward (Set local_port: 3306, remote_host: yourmysqlservername_or_ip, remote_port: 3306 ) or a local forward (Set port: 3306, host: localhost, remote port: 3306).
    4. Save everything, otherwise you'll have to redo it the next time.
    5. Log in to your server with the SSH session you just created.
    6. On your Windows machine, start some ODBC application (such as Access).
    7. Create a new file in Windows and link to MySQL using the ODBC driver the same way you normally do, except type in localhost for the MySQL host server, not yourmysqlservername.

    You should now have an ODBC connection to MySQL, encrypted using SSH.

    Thanks for reading.

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