I went through these instructions:
But still can’t connect to the database using mysql from the command line.
I even tried:
telnet xxxxxxx.clpkcufglfdn.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com 3306
but that doesn’t connect either.
I did set up the DB security group using the CIDR suggested by the console (I hope it give me the right value).
Update: Firewalls are disabled on my end. It would be odd if amazon had firewalls on their end and wouldn’t mention it in their documentation.
Update2: I’m behind a wireless router which had assigned my machine the IP of 10.0.0.2 so I tried adding that to the security groups but still can’t connect.