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Using HTTP Tunneling

Posted by on December 22nd, 2014

Summary

This article elaborates on the HTTP Tunneling connection method and explains how to configure it by means of dbForge Studio for MySQL.

Introducing HTTP Tunneling

HTTP tunneling is a method of connecting to a MySQL Server through HTTP/HTTPS protocol and via the port that is used by a web server. The method may come  in useful when a direct connection to MySQL Server, that utilizes port 3306, is problematic for certain reasons, e.g. it is closed by security reasons, or firewall blocks access from all network protocols, except HTTP. Since port 80, that is used by web server, cannot be blocked, HTTP tunneling seems to be the ultimate technique to solve a range of MySQL connection issues.

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