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comment If I send data to my computer using its public hostname, does it actually go over the internet?
I was describing a more generic situation where you are connecting to localhost, not necessarily MySQL. Sorry that I ignored the wording of the question and answer.
Aug
13
comment If I send data to my computer using its public hostname, does it actually go over the internet?
Also, if you're on Linux, using "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" will connect via the lo adapter, which is pseudo-adapter that's only used for those addresses. Not sure about Windows, but I think it has something similar.