Bug #69503 workbench assumes a windows mysql server if ip is 127.0.0.1 -> breaks portfw
Submitted: 18 Jun 2013 18:27 Modified: 12 Sep 2013 17:14
Reporter: Jon Ribbens Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench: Administration Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.2.47 CE OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: linux, localhost, portforward, remote, windows

[18 Jun 2013 18:27] Jon Ribbens
Description:
It appears that the bug in report #62119 which was reportedly fixed in 5.2.41 has now regressed. Workbench fails to connect to the MySQL server, with the error message: Unsupported administration target type: ('windows','linux','local')

How to repeat:
Install MySQL Workbench on a Windows machine. Set up port forwarding so that a remote Linux installation of MySQL server is available on 127.0.0.1. Select 'New Server Instance' in Workbench, and select 'Remote host: 127.0.0.1', and 'Do not use remote management'. Observe that Workbench fails to connect to the server.

Suggested fix:
Re-remove the code that assumes that any server on 127.0.0.1 must actually be running on the local machine.