Can't connect to MariaDB remote server

I’ve installed 10.5.5-MariaDB and I can’t connect remotely.

  • User is ‘theuser’@‘%’
  • bind-address is
  • skip-networking is false
  • firewall is down

Any ideas?

Can you confirm local connection is working?

I can connect using mysql command using root and theuser users on the same server

OK I found the problem.

The client server is using csf and it’s blocking the outgoing connection. I thought the firewall was disabled because I run systemctl stop csf but I had to run systemctl stop iptables too.

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