docker mysql hostname

I am developing a docker-compose file for my setup. Main issue I have is connecting from host to a working docker-container with mysql.

As my hostname I’m using the containername: “docker_mysql”, username & password as specified in the yaml file.

However, It always returns “connection failed”. I have granted the correct privileges to the root user, though still the same. Have also tried to connect via ip, and/or localhost - still same failing result.

Soon pulling my hair. After much search on google, still no solution.

Anyone can see what i’m doing wrong?

version: "3.9"
        image: mysql:5.7
        build: ./Docker/mysql
        container_name: docker_mysql
        restart: always
            - "3308:3306"
            MYSQL_DATABASE: "xx"
            MYSQL_USER: "xx"
            MYSQL_PASSWORD: "xx"
            MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: "xx"
            - app_network
    driver: "bridge"

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Bobby Iliev
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September 3, 2022

Hi there,

The Docker container name can be used as a hostname within the Docker network itself.

As you are accessing your MySQL container from your laptop directly, you should use instead along with the port that you’ve exposed: 3308.

Let me know how it goes!



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