I am trying to set up a local repo of Magento on Windows that will connect to a remote database running on CentOS. The CentOS server has the full LAMP stack and Magento installed and running. The local Windows machine has Apache, PHP and Magento installed. All I was to do is change my local.xml file on the Windows machine to point to the remote database running on the CentOS server. I changed the local.xml file to point to the server IP with the magento db user/pass, but I keep getting the following error:
SQLSTATE[HY000]  A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.
I can SSH to the CentOS database, but I can't figure out how to make Magento connect to it. Any ideas?