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When running a command like:

mysql -u mysql -h sql.remoteaddress.com

mysql is connecting using the eth0 interface. How do I ask it to use the eth1 interface which has a different IP address than eth0.


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You'll like my related question: serverfault.com/questions/93740/… –  kolypto Dec 15 '09 at 0:44

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Set a routing rule so that connections going to the network where sql.remoteaddress.com resides goes through eth1 rather than the default at eth0.

Try "route --help" to see the description of how to add a route. You'll likely need root/admin access to set up the routing rule.

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