Remote Accessing HomeBrew’d MySQL on MacOS
I’ve recently been proof of concepting a new idea for work. It involves local and external access to MySQL servers. While transitioning from local development to a Vagrant VM I discovered the VM couldn’t access my host local MySQL server.
Googling turned up some obvious answers, find my.cnf and remove
bind_address = 127.0.0.1. I had installed MySQL using HomeBrew which installed MySQL to
/usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.7.10. My my.cnf configuration file was located in
support_files within this directory. Much to my dismay there was no bind_address = 127.0.0.1.
sudo lsof -i -n -P | grep mysql within the shell told me MySQL was indeed binding to 127.0.0.1 despite the configuration file. Executing
ps aux | grep -i mysqld was more enlightening, telling me the daemon was being passed the
bind_address argument directly. This led me to the DBA Exchange post giving me what I needed:
- Edit /usr/local/Cellar/mysql//homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
--bind-address=0.0.0.0(see MySQL documentation on bind-address)
- Restart mysql using
brew services restart mysql