[R] connecting RMySQL to and external server

Adrian Dusa dusa.adrian at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 19:19:54 CET 2007

On Saturday 15 December 2007, you wrote:
> Use ssh forwarding to forward local port 3307 to remote port 3306
> specifying the remote account and password.  Then if you use local port
> 3306 you can access your local version of MySQL and if you
> use port 3307 you can access the remote version.   There is some
> info on the MySQL site.  First test it out by running the mysql command
> line program accessing the remote data base via port 3307 and once
> that works you know its ok and you can try RMySQL or RODBC packages.

Thanks Gabor, it is a little bit of a foreign language for me (at the moment) 
but I'm sure your hints will be relevant to our sysadmin.
I do want to understand this stuff myself, just need more digging in the 


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