I'd like to connect to MySQL via MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query Browser. I was getting an error that I was not allowed to access it - so I created an SSH tunnel with PuTTy and now my error was that localhost.localdomain could not access it. I removed localhost.localdomain from the /etc/hosts file and now I am working fine. Is it safe to remove localhost.localdomain from the /etc/hosts file? What does that file do? If not - how else should I enable this? I'd like to easily add certain users the ability to access remotely from certain IP addresses, but not all users or all IP's. Thanks!