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Say in advance im noob in unix

I have a server #1 running on freebsd
and another server #2 running on redhat linux

i need server #2 to have access to mysql databse on server #1

How can i set this up?
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In the users table in mysql db, you will see the "host" field, not just username and password. It means that mysql user A may be able to connect locally, but user A may fail to connect from other machine. You need to do

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO username@’%’ IDENTIFIED BY ’password’ WITH GRANT OPTION;

If you enable firewall (ipfw or whatever) on server 1, you should also open port 3306 (mysql default) or whatever port you use for mysql. Make it available to trusted hosts only.

You may want to read this article: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/security-guidelines.html
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Thanks, just got it running
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