remote mysql acccess - does software use ssh

Hi

Tools like mysql workbench and phpmyadmin will let you acccess remote databases as you know. But what connection are they using . Is it ssh. I've never seen an ssh 'handshake' when ive used these tools for remote access

thanks
andiejeAsked:
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
They use the normal port for mysql, which is 3306. Just open that on your fw and it should work fine.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
What do you mean by 'remote' exactly? Just opening the standard mysql port 3306 to the outside world (internet) is something I would not recommend...
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andiejeAuthor Commented:
remote means on a different server, I didnt ask if you recommended this action (no offence). I just wanted to know if they connect via tcp/ip or via ssh

naturally an open line isnt very secure


@mbertl20 - sorry but you didnt answer what i ask
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
Well, you could start reading the documentation provided by the creators of the MySQL server itself:
Try this out:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/internals/en/client-server-protocol.html
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
mysql can support SSL, but it has to be configured and then mysqld has to be started with the SSL options as desribed here: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/using-ssl-connections.html

To check whether your mysql is capable of SSL, display the have_ssl variable:

mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'have_ssl';

If you get YES - SSL is supported.

What do you get?
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andiejeAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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