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Is having internet port 3306 open safe?


Folks,

I have a server at an ISP - I've got port 3306 open in the firewall so
that I can work from remote however its got me thinking if its safe? I
know Microsoft got hit with slammer (or whatever) worm on their
unpatched machines that were exposed to the outside world, but I'm
trying to measure up the risks by having my db server exposed for a few
weeks.

Anyone offer any comment?

Cheers
Randell D.
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Jul 20 '05 #1
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Folks,

I have a server at an ISP - I've got port 3306 open in the firewall so
that I can work from remote however its got me thinking if its safe? I
know Microsoft got hit with slammer (or whatever) worm on their
unpatched machines that were exposed to the outside world, but I'm
trying to measure up the risks by having my db server exposed for a few
weeks.

Anyone offer any comment?

Cheers
Randell D.
(replies please via newsgroup for all to share/read - thanks)

Go through the documentation. There is a very thourough section on securing
mysql. I've had mine exposed to the internet for a couple months so far
with no issues.

Jay
http://www.tequila-stuff.com
Jul 20 '05 #2

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