How to SSH into a Docker Container

How do you use SSH to enter a Docker container The traditional approach consists of two steps.

Step 1 SSH into your remote Linux server if you are running the container in a remote system.

Step 2 And then you enter the shell of your running Docker container in interactive mode like this.

With that you can run Linux command or do some maintenance of the service running inside the container.

There is nothing wrong with the above method. This is the traditional and recommended way of effortlessly entering containers.

However with some efforts you can actually SSH into a running container directly without logging into the host system first.

This is kind of weird isn8217t it Logging into a container through SSH. Though it sounds non-traditional it might still be useful to you according to your use cases.

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