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HowtoForge: Securing the Connection Between MySQL and MySQL Administrator Using an SSH Tunnel

Jan 03, 2007, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"This is a description of how to set up a secure tunnel between your MySQL Server and a locally running MySQL Administrator using Putty. By creating a secure tunnel to your MySQL server using Putty, you can grant localhost access to powerful applications like MySQL Administrator while at the same time, make your server appear as if it isn't even there. In effect, make your MySQL server disappear from the outside world...

"When completed, you will not only have a secure connection between your remote MySQL Server and a local instance of MySQL Administrator but more so, you will open up all the functions and features of MySQL Administrator that are only available to instances running locally on the server itself..."

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