Connect to localhost
I was trying to connect to mysql on docker using
localhost, but got an error.
$ mysql -u root -h localhost ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
Connect to 127.0.0.1
127.0.0.1 instead of
localhost solves the issue.
$ mysql -u root -h 127.0.0.1 Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 12 Server version: 8.0.28 MySQL Community Server - GPL Copyright (c) 2000, 2022, Oracle and/or its affiliates. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. mysql>
when you connect to “localhost” the socket connector is used, but when you connect to “127.0.0.1” the TCP/IP connector is used.