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

Destination: dbs3.cs.umb.edu:1521

Source Port: 3333   (avoiding port 3306 in case you have a local mysql installation using it)

Destination: topcat.cs.umb.edu:3306

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.