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Connecting To A Local Database On A Remote Machine

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        I had a MySQL instance on a remote server that had only local access. I wanted to connect to that database via my local copy of CocoaMysql. Using ssh portforwarding you can  do it like this: 

ssh -N -L <port_number>: remote_machine

so you can now open CocoaMysql and connect to localhost, bla, bla but if you use the <port_number> assigned above you should see your remote database.