Accessing Docker for Mac via Remote Access API
I’ve been recently experimenting with Docker and I would like to be able to access Docker from within a container in order to run more containers. As I’m experimenting with the platform, I’m running it locally on my Mac, and I am unsure how I would enable the Docker Daemon to be accessed from inside a container.
In order to access the daemon locally, I use the UNIX socket
/var/run/docker.sock, however UNIX sockets are not able to be networked, and so I found an article explaining how to enable the Docker Remote Access REST API on Ubuntu (http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2014/07/quick-tip-how-to-enable-docker-remote-api.html). It explained how I needed to append
DOCKER_OPTS='-H tcp://0.0.0.0:4243 -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock' to the file
/etc/init/docker.conf, however I have been unable to find this file on my Mac.
Any help or directions would be greatly appreciated,
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You need to set a DOCKER_HOST environment variable:
export DOCKER_HOST='-H unix:///var/run/docker.sock -H tcp://localhost:2376'
You can create a
environment.plist file in
~/Library/LaunchAgents/ to do that at system startup:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>my.startup</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>sh</string> <string>-c</string> <string> launchctl setenv DOCKER_HOST -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock -H tcp://localhost:2376 </string> </array> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true/> </dict> </plist>