Docker Container Ifconfig

2/13/2022by admin

Here is a short note on how to pull information of the container running on the host. This is similar to the “xm list –long [domain_ID]” command in xen.

You are not accessing the hosts network interface information. Rather you are receiving data of the bridge adapter created for your Docker Containers Network. Please note the results from my web server: Container networking info: # docker exec -it ghost sh /var/lib/ghost # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 02:42:AC:12:00:02 inet addr.

Getting information from outside of the Docker Container

1. Below are the list of images that are residing on the host node.

With the base ubuntu:12.04, ifconfig is not available in the container, though the ip command is available, why is this? And, how to get ifconfig in the container? Find below all possible solutions or suggestions for the above questions. This is what you need to do even on Linux if the container is on an overlay network, not a bridge network, as these are not routed. The command to run the nginx webserver shown in Getting Started is an example of this. $ docker run -d -p 80:80 -name webserver nginx. To clarify the syntax, the following two commands both expose port 80 on the.

See 'Replacing ifconfig with ip' it is most often recommended to move forward with the command that has replaced ifconfig. That command is ip, and it does a great job of stepping in for the out-of-date ifconfig. But as seen in 'Getting a Docker container's IP address from the host', using docker inspect can be more useful depending on your use. Mar 18, 2017 I came here because I was trying to use ifconfig on the container to find its IPAaddress and there was no ifconfig. If you really need ifconfig on the container go with @vishnu-narayanan answer above, however you may be able to get the information you need by using docker inspect on the host: docker inspect.

Docker Ubuntu Container Ifconfig

2. Start one of the docker images.

3. Verify the new Docker container is running.

The “inspect“” command will list the complete information of the container. Use the container ID listed in the first column with the inspect option. You will get a pretty long output here.

Docker Container Ifconfig

4. This can also be truncated based on what needs to be verified. For example, you could only get information on the networking part of the Docker Container.

Getting Information from inside the Docker Container

The below example is to show the settings from inside the Docker container.

1. First, attach to the docker container.

2. When you attach to a brand new container, commands like ifconfig, route will not work. As the docker is a bare minimal installation and we have to install the packages as and when they are required. So, to run ifconfig and route command, first install the net-tools package.

3. Now run the commands ifconfig and route to get the required information about the Docker container.

Container config file

Also, the information about the container will be stored as config file and can be used to re-initiate the container. The path location for the container can be collected from the earlier “inspect” command.

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Docker Desktop for Mac provides several networking features to make iteasier to use.


VPN Passthrough

Docker Desktop for Mac’s networking can work when attached to a VPN. To do this,Docker Desktop for Mac intercepts traffic from the containers and injects it intoMac as if it originated from the Docker application.

Port Mapping

When you run a container with the -p argument, for example:

Docker Desktop for Mac makes whatever is running on port 80 in the container (inthis case, nginx) available on port 80 of localhost. In this example, thehost and container ports are the same. What if you need to specify a differenthost port? If, for example, you already have something running on port 80 ofyour host machine, you can connect the container to a different port:

Now, connections to localhost:8000 are sent to port 80 in the container. Thesyntax for -p is HOST_PORT:CLIENT_PORT.

HTTP/HTTPS Proxy Support

See Proxies.

Known limitations, use cases, and workarounds

Following is a summary of current limitations on the Docker Desktop for Macnetworking stack, along with some ideas for workarounds.

Changing internal IP addresses

The internal IP addresses used by Docker can be changed via the Settings (Windows)or Preferences (Mac). After changing IPs, it is necessary to reset the Kubernetescluster and to leave any active Swarm.

There is no docker0 bridge on macOS

Because of the way networking is implemented in Docker Desktop for Mac, you cannot see adocker0 interface on the host. This interface is actually within the virtualmachine.

I cannot ping my containers

Docker Desktop for Mac can’t route traffic to containers.

Per-container IP addressing is not possible

Docker Container Ifconfig Command Not Found

The docker (Linux) bridge network is not reachable from the macOS host.

Use cases and workarounds

There are two scenarios that the above limitations affect:

I want to connect from a container to a service on the host

The host has a changing IP address (or none if you have no network access). We recommend that you connect to the special DNS namehost.docker.internal which resolves to the internal IP address used by thehost. This is for development purpose and will not work in a production environment outside of Docker Desktop for Mac.

You can also reach the gateway using gateway.docker.internal.

If you have installed Python on your machine, use the following instructions as an example to connect from a container to a service on the host:

  1. Run the following command to start a simple HTTP server on port 8000.

    python -m http.server 8000

    If you have installed Python 2.x, run python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000.

  2. Now, run a container, install curl, and try to connect to the host using the following commands:

I want to connect to a container from the Mac

Docker Container Ifconfig Code

Port forwarding works for localhost; --publish, -p, or -P all work.Ports exposed from Linux are forwarded to the host.

Our current recommendation is to publish a port, or to connect from anothercontainer. This is what you need to do even on Linux if the container is on anoverlay network, not a bridge network, as these are not routed.

For example, to run an nginx webserver:

To clarify the syntax, the following two commands both expose port 80 on thecontainer to port 8000 on the host:

To expose all ports, use the -P flag. For example, the following commandstarts a container (in detached mode) and the -P exposes all ports on thecontainer to random ports on the host.

See the run command for more details onpublish options used with docker run.

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