Linux: Iptables Allow MYSQL server incoming request on port 3306

Posted on in Categories Howto, Iptables, Linux, MySQL, Security, Tips last updated November 20, 2015

MySQL database is a popular for web applications and acts as the database component of the LAMP, MAMP, and WAMP platforms. Its popularity as a web application is closely tied to the popularity of PHP, which is often combined with MySQL. MySQL is open source database server and by default it listen on TCP port 3306. In this tutorial you will learn how to open TCP port # 3306 using iptables command line tool on Linux operating system.