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How to allow all remote hosts in MySQL

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2012-03-02 5:43 pm EST

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Is it possible to configure MySQL to accept connections from all remote hosts. I have an extensive number of hosts that I need to authorize to access my database, and it would be easier if I could simply allow all connections. I have read that using the "%" as a wildcard can allow ranges of IP addresses, but is it possible to allow all of them? Thank you.

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2012-03-02 5:53 pm EST
Hi Eric3712,

Yes, it is possible to allow all IP addresses to attempt to connect to your MySQL Databases.

When using the <a href='' target='_blank'>Remote MySQL</a> tool, set the <strong>Host</strong> to %.%.%.%

That should allow all IP addresses to connect. Keep us updated on this issue by posting a comment at the bottom of the page after you've tested this!

- Brad

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