Unable to specify MySQL server name

I just downloaded the new MySQL Query Explorer. When trying to connect, the connect button will gray out if you type a period. I have to include the name of the server and our domain (e.g. servername.domain.com). Just specifying the name will not connect due to the server being on the DMZ.

Is this a bug or by design? If by design, why?


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  • I am trying to connect to an AWS MySQL instance and using an IP address instead of a friendly hostname or a CNAME is cumbersome for the cloud. I do not know what the security issue since you need a valid username/password to login.

    If this free tool is something you want people to use you need to allow them to connect to any host they specify.

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