MySQL my.cnf Server How To Secure/Bind to Localhost and Prevent Outside Connections Solutions

[mysqld]
datadir=/var/lib/mysql
socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
user=mysql
# Disabling symbolic-links is recommended to prevent assorted security risks
symbolic-links=0
bind-address=127.0.0.1

The key is "bind-address", set that to 127.0.0.1 and no one from outside the server can connect.


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