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Connecting to host machine from Docker container on macOS

Updated:

This is from a note I wrote in 2017, there is likely a better way to do this in modern Docker.


Inside the container run sudo ifconfig lo0 alias 10.0.2.2. This will add 10.0.2.2 as an alias for the loopback interface

Now, the container can talk to the host by targeting 10.0.2.2

Caveats:

  • MySQL restricts user access by origin, therefore 10.0.2.2 must be added to the User entry‚Äôs allowed origins