[CentOS] SSH, SCP connections to remote MySQL Database using OpenOffice Possible?

Mon Mar 10 13:45:58 UTC 2008
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:18:55AM -0400, Therese Trudeau enlightened us:
> >>  I can connect to the remote database via Linux desktop, it's just via an un encrypted connection through port 3306. For obvious reasons I don't want to do it that way.
> > 
> >>  My question is, is OpenOffice Calc able to connect to remote databases via SSH and or SCP? If so, do I need a plug in for that, or need to configure calc to do that in some way? How would I do this, or which plug in(s) do I need?
> >>
> > 
> > No, but what you could do is use an ssh tunnel to accomplish this.
> > Something along the lines of "ssh -L 3307:database.example.net:3306
> > database.example.net"
> > 
> > This will tell your system to tunnel the local port 3307 through the
> > database box, TO the database box on port 3306. From this point, after
> > you connect via ssh with the above command, you can simply point your
> > database software to the local 3307 port in plain text, and it'll
> > travel over ssh to the remote box.
> > 
> > I've probably done a bad job explaining this, so I'll go get some more coffee.
> Hehe THANKS Jim I need some too!
> So when I "ssh -L 3307:database.example.net:3306", am I doing this via terminal prior to connecting with Calc (or base),
> then start up base and enter in just the regular database.example.net into the "Server URL" field in Clac or base?
> Or do I need to enter "ssh -L 3307:database.example.net:3306" just once in to the "Server URL" FIeld from within OpenOffice Calc or VBase? 

You should enter localhost:3307. That connects to the local end of your SSH


Matt Hyclak
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