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How do I make a secure ODBC connection to a mysql server on a remote LAN using SSH

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I have a headless Ubuntu mysql server on a SBS 2008 centered LAN.  I would like to use Excel to query tables on my mysql database remotely over the internet securly.  From what I can find it seems to be a two step process; establish an SSH connection to the mysql server then connect the ODBC as a local connection (127.0.0.1:3306). There is some router and firewall magic that I just can't fathom.  I have a Linksys router.  I've tried port forwarding but I didn't get it right because I can't even make the ssh connection work from a remote location.  The Ubuntu server accepts ssh logins from my LAN over port 22.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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