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How to lock Mysql to Localhost (Linux)

This is a very simple adjustment to make, this will stop remote queries running on your mysql server. Simply run the following commands:

nano /etc/my.cnf

Once within this file add the following to the bottom of the config:

bind-address = 127.0.0.1

Save & Exit nano then execute the following to restart the Mysql Daemon:

service mysqld restart

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