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How can I connect to a database server using MySQL workbench while behind a proxy? There seems to be no setting in the workbench UI to do this.

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Try socat (

You can create a local file socket and connect it through a proxy (HTTP or SOCKS4/4A). Something like:

socat UNIX-LISTEN:/tmp/mysql-proxy-socket,fork \


socat UNIX-LISTEN:/tmp/mysql-proxy-socket,fork \,proxyport=8888,proxyauth=user:pass
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