Access to localhost from docker container

I want to access to a local webserver that is outside the docker container.

I have a testsuite (casperjs) inside a docker container that open a browser to localhost:8002/etc, but “localhost” here refers to my local machine, not something inside the docker container. How can I achieve that ?

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    You would have to use the IP of the bridge to get to the host. Docker usually is deployed the other way around though. You’d have a service inside a container beint used from outside it… (thus casperJS inside the container being hit from the host)

    Or you could have the original webserver in a container and --link it into the casper container and utilize the host name of the webserver container:

    docker run -p 80 --name app {your image} start
    docker run --link app:app {your casperjs} start

    and utilize the hostname “app” for accessing the webserver.

    Hope this helps!

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