[Phpwm] Using Mysql Client with Proxy

Jon Spriggs jon.spriggs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 10:11:29 GMT 2006

If you have direct access to the external SQL server, you could write
some form of tool to post your SQL query, sqlserver, username and
password over an HTTPS page, and then have it return the values in
some form of CSV or XML data stream, then use an FGET to read the


Jon "The Nice Guy"

On 3/14/06, Peter Graham <Peter.Graham at tcat.ac.uk> wrote:
> I want to connect to an external Mysql database (host: clun.scit.wlv.ac.uk)
> from my work desktop computer.
> The work firewall prevents me from connecting directly, so I asked the
> Network Manager to open up access for me, here is his response:
> "sorry I can not just make changes to allow things I will need to complete a
> request from for allowing servers or clients unfiltered port access to the
> internet.
> It would be much better from my end if you could send the request via the
> proxy, but I have never accessed mysql across a proxy before so it may not
> be possible."
> Do you know if he's right, is it possible for me to provide proxy
> information to the mysql client so that I can connect to the DB? If so what
> is the syntax for doing this?
> Thank you for your help,
> Pete Graham
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