Using Putty Tunnels—thanks to Mansoor B Kamthewala for the original version.
This file is linked from DatabaseSetup.html, the more general discussion of database access for CS636.
Putty is a free Windows program that provides SSH access to any host providing SSH service.
Use Putty to connect to topcat.cs.umb.edu (or users.cs.umb.edu or ...) on port 22
Go to Connection -> SSH -> Tunnels, and add the following:
Source Port: 1521
Source Port: 3333 (avoiding port 3306 in case you have a local mysql installation using it)
Once you create these, save the session, and then connect with it and log in to users or topcat.See DatabaseSetup.html for testing the tunnels.