No problem rechecking the basics...
It already was. I have it set thusly:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ip, as confirmed on dnstuff, and on the panel)
xxx.xxx.xxx.% (my IP again, with the last number set to %)
% (plain old %, should catch everything. Will delete once this works)
I am reaching it by mysql.mydomain.com... the same way I am reaching it with Navicat
Confirmed, it has mysql.mydomain.com
As soon as I hit test, I get the "An unidentified error has occurred" error window.
Using the same url, userid & pw, I connect immediately using Navicat.
I'm kind of mystified.