connecting to MySQL database thru SSH tunnel
admin at mfelkerco.com
Thu Dec 8 16:29:16 CST 2011
In the past, when I was creating a php database and needed to test
it, but did not want to open the floodgates and allow any IP address in,
or if I was moving around from place to place
and my IP would change
depending on where I was, tunnelling was an option with some software.
Essentially, you have a small php app that you ftp to your server and
then the software you use 'talks' to that small program. You then have a
way to upload data to the server and test out
your database. It worked
like a charm.
I have since wrote a few programs with Live Code that
'talk' to a mySQL server and have not had any real problems, but I did
have to put my IP address in the server's cpanel so as to accept it.
(that was in the beginning - I figured out a more elegant solution -
see below). I believe you could write a small app in Live Code that you
could then upload to your server (say with a
that would allow you to upload your work and changes like the one I used
for the php database. Of course, you could also just use .htaccess and
username/password whenever you needed to upload your
recent changes. No one else could then get in.
You can also use
.htaccess and then build the username/password into the Live Code app so
that the program itself can always gain entry, but no one else can login
without using the program.
This is what I am doing right now with Live
Code right now for database work.
On 08.12.2011 15:37, Sieg
> Thanks, Bob. I have to confess that I'm not well
educated in networking. I'm
> a regular guy who uses livecode to
facilitate tasks I perform at work.
> Here's a wikipedia article
(yeah, know its limitations as a reference
> source) that includes an
explanation of SSH tunneling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunneling_protocol We're beefing up
security on our server and I'm told my app will now need to
> talk to
the relevant MySQL database on the server thru this protocol,
livecode is up to the task. Are SSH tunneling and VPN synonymous?
not sure. The article above says this: "Tunneling protocols may use
> encryption to transport insecure payload protocols over a public
> (such as the Internet), thereby providing VPN
> Thanks for the tip on the useSSL argument. If
anyone has had direct
> experience with livecode client apps and SSH
tunneling, I'd appreciate any
> On 12/8/11 8:40
AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> Help says: Syntax:
[userName],[password],[useSSL], [socket], [timeout], [autoReconnect])
Notice the new useSSL argument? All you have to do now is determine if
the host accepts SSL connections, and if so, on what port. I am not sure
what you mean by an ssh tunnel. Are you talking about a VPN? Bob
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