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Hello,

My MYSQL database is still down and being the only person that do from A - Z, I havn't got time to look into it.

Recently, I came to know of accessing web host MYSQL where my database reside.

I'd like to know if it is safe to give my IP address away and then doing remote access to test out the web app in my local browser ?

Hope to hear from the experts.

Tks !
 
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accessing web host MYSQL


What do you mean by that? Is that some sort of web interface for the DB?

What is the IP address necessary for?
 
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I thought I'd answered this question already.

It is very NOT SAFE for a remote client to access a database via the open Internet. That's what was at the root of the infamous "SQL Slammer" exploit for Microsoft Windows/SQL Server where cashpoint (ATM) machines got hacked right and left - in addition to lots of other damage.

It's more likely that your have a cloud host with a MySQL server available and in that case, apps that also run in that same cloud are OK, since traffic between client and database does not occur over the open Internet - just the cloud LAN (which is often using a VPN isolated from other cloud clients).
 
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