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I know I can build and run a container on a remote host with Docker Machine, but some tools I'm using have built-in reliance on unix:///var/run/docker.sock, so even if I run eval $(docker-machine env my_remote_machine) first, the fool fails with the standard: Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running? :unable to build some_image docker image

Can I make something like a symbolic link so docker.sock points to my remote Docker Machine? Or can I configure my local docker somehow so that all "local" docker activity really happens remotely? I'm running Docker Desktop on MacOS 10.14.4 which currently requires spinning up a VM to run Docker anyways, so maybe I can configure it so that VM is on a remote host?

Extra Credit Where this gets more tricky is: my local machine is on a corp VPN where I can pull Artifactory images. The remote Docker Machine I'd like to use is not on the same VPN, but is on the same local network as my local machine, so I may have to set my local machine to be a proxy for my remote docker machine so that it can pull the Artifactory images. How can I do this?

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Expose a tcp socket for accessing docker API

https://hub.docker.com/r/alpine/socat/

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