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I'm trying to connect to my mysql server on aws ec2 ubuntu. I put in the public DNS for the server and user and password for root.

I can't get in, is there something special I have to do on the server side regarding ports or something? Thanks.

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Are you trying to access MySQL directly over the internet? If so, that's a bad idea. Instead, just set mysql to listen on localhost and then access it via an ssh tunnel - this is much more secure.

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