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Unable to connect to Amazon web service mysql instance

I went through these instructions:
http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AmazonRDS/latest/GettingStartedGuide/

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.