Help connecting to CircleCI MySQL from Docker container?

I’m trying to connect a Docker container to the CircleCI MySQL server as party of the test step so that I can make use of CircleCI’s MySQL instead of having to run a linked Docker container.

I’m using the following argument when running Docker to add the host reference:

--add-host=docker:$(ip route show | grep -Eo 'via \S+' | awk '{ print $2 }')

Unfortunately, which this does add a host into the Docker container, connecting to the MySQL server times out.

Any help would be appreciated.

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You can run your container with the host network with docker run --net=host imagename, then within the container, you can just connect to