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I got some troubles establishing connect to remote database via ssh tunnel.

Open ssh tunnel

ssh -fNg -L 3307: user@remote-host

Check it

netstat -lep --tcp

All OK

tcp  0 0 *:3307 *:* LISTEN developer 119449 5225/ssh

Try to connect

mysql -u dbuser -h -p -P 3307

Got error

ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 0

in my.cnf

bind-address =

in hosts.allow


Can't figure what is wrong.

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Try adding -v to your ssh command. Also, check that ssh port forwarding works, using another service in that same server – golimar Mar 14 '13 at 16:22

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Can you change the bind-address=localhost and restart mysql server. You can go through this one.

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