This is a nice tutorial on how to enable MySql remote access on Ubuntu.
Thu, June 23, 2011 9 Comments by Clayton McIlrath
MySQL remote access is disabled by default, but with a few simple steps, you should be up and running with remote MySQL in just a few minutes. This is especially useful when working with multiple developers in an Agile project environment, so that you all use the same data set, and can focus on just writing the application.
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