I was used to managing my databases with standalone software such as Navicat etc. But a couple months ago I subscribed to a hardware firewall for my server which settings cannot be changed. I didn't know it would, but this firewall stopped me from connecting to MySQL with my standalone apps.
I tried for quite awhile to get SSH tunneling working but failed to do so until today. I ran across some info which instructed changing "AllowTcpForwarding no" to "AllowTcpForwarding yes" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
At least one of my apps can now connect to MySQL using SSH tunneling mode!!! BUT, I'm not very techy when it comes to managing a server so I was hoping if anyone could tell me if there are any real dangers or problems with changing AllTcpForwarding to "yes". I read something about "port bouncing" but do not know how much of a danger it is or if there is a way to prevent it but keep AllTcpForwarding as "yes".
If what I've done is okay I'd appreciate hearing that. But if there is a better way to ssh tunnel past my firewall my ears are open! :-D