"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..."