[unisog] Encrypted tunnels for mysql

Frank Sweetser fs at WPI.EDU
Tue Jun 28 10:28:33 GMT 2005


On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 05:04:57PM +1200, Russell Fulton wrote:
> Hi,
>    I have a bunch of snort sensors that log back to a central mysql server
>    and I would like to  'secure' this traffic.  The only really sensitive
>    info is actually the password but that's enough to make it worth doing.
>    I know I can do this with 'ssh db-box -L 13306:localhost:3306' (if I got
>    that right) but it isnt ideal so how do others do this?

If you're using mysql 4.0 or newer, you can configure mysql to use SSL sockets
natively.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/secure-connections.html

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