7.2. Basic Connector Configuration

By default, the Tungsten Connector listens on port 9999 so as to avoid conflicting with the default MySQL listener port of 3306.

The best practice is the change the MySQL port to 13306 and the Tungsten Connector port to 3306.

For example, modify my.cnf to define the port, then restart MySQL:

port = 13306

For more information, see Section B.3.2, “MySQL Configuration”.

Configure the the Tungsten Connector to listen on port 3306:

shell > tpm update alpha --application-port=3306


This change is especially important if the Tungsten Connector will be installed directly on the database nodes. ALL traffic needs to flow through the Tungsten Connector, so hiding the actual MySQL port prevents mistaken connections directly to the database.