How can I connect to Postgres running on the Windows host from inside WSL2?
Here is how I solved this in case somebody has the same problem:
I needed to add a Windows Firewall rule:
- Open "Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security" (you can find it by searching in the Start Menu)
- Click "New rule..."
- Create a new TCP/IP rule
- Protocol: TCP
- Ports: 5432
- Allow Connection
- After adding it, click on the newly created rule and choose "Properties..." from the sidebar
- On the Scope tab, specify the IP address of your WSL2 virtual machine (E.g. 172.31.208.0/24)
If you do everything else in my original question (get both IPs, add VM IP to
pg_hba.conf), then connecting to the host IP from the WSL2 command line will work.