This is a pretty useful trick for all the database admins and controllers.
1. Find my.cnf file. If you don’t know about it, go and search in this path
- If you are using Debian Linux file is located at /etc/mysql/my.cnf location
- If you are using Red Hat Linux/Fedora/Centos Linux file is located at /etc/my.cnf location
- If you are using FreeBSD you need to create a file /var/db/mysql/my.cnf
The my.cnf file will look like this
[mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock [mysql.server] user=mysql basedir=/var/lib [safe_mysqld] err-log=/var/log/mysqld.log pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
Now comment the bind adress as â€œbind-address = 127.0.0.1â€³
For example, if your MySQL server IP is 126.96.36.199 then entire block should be look like as follows:
[mysqld] user = mysql pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port = 3306 basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp language = /usr/share/mysql/English bind-address = 127.0.0.1 # skip-networking â€¦. .. â€¦.
[Note: this skip networking is very essential. It says, donâ€™t listen for TCP/IP connections at all. All interaction with mysqld must be made via Unix sockets. a must have for local requests serving servers.]
2. Restart your mysql server:
3. Now type:
mysql -u root -p
4. Now carefully type the following code
GRANT ALL ON *.* TO root@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
[Note: change PASSWORD by your original password]
5. Restart your mysql server and you are done.
After this, you can use telnet and check.
This Article has been referred from http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-do-i-enable-remote-access-to-mysql-database/