After installing Docker on Fedora, AlmaLinux, Manjaro, or some other distro, it’s time to install more containers. Once you have a Docker container up and running on a Linux system, one of the things you’ll likely need to do is run commands inside the container. This allows you to use the container similarly to how you would a physical machine, except that Docker has done most of the setup legwork for us already.
There are already two commands available that allow us to run commands on a Docker container. The first one is
docker exec, and the second command, which allows us to attach to a running container, is
docker attach. These commands usually suffice, but you may find yourself in a scenario where you’d prefer to use SSH to connect to the Docker container and manage it.
Not all Docker containers are provisioned to run SSH. Normally, Docker containers are very lightweight and only programmed to do one thing. However, some Docker containers will allow SSH, and this can make management of the container much easier. In this guide, we’ll see how to connect to a Docker container via SSH from the host system on Linux command line.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to connect to a running Docker container via SSH