I have a CentOS VM on my laptop running a Host-only and a NAT adapters.
I'm looking to connect to an external MySQL database on a Bluehost server. According to Bluehost the port 3306 is open.
When I run
nmap -v -sV localhost -p 3306
on my VM, it discovers open port 3306/tcp on 127.0.0.1.
I'm not sure if I want the port on 127.0.0.1 since my IP is 192.168.56.101? Not sure how to configure this further. Thanks in advance.
In iptables, I added these two lines:
-A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 3306 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --sport 3306 -j ACCEPT
Not sure whether this was a destination or a source or both?! Is this even INPUT?