All external DNS queries fail from within docker container
Current docker version:
1.13.1, build 092cba3.
Contents of /etc/resolv.conf:
search mycompany.local nameserver 127.0.0.11 options ndots:0
(real company name obfuscated).
nslookup on the host itself is 100% fine, but from within container any external hostname look fails (can’t event run
The same symptoms persist in all my hosts in the 4-node cluster.
Note that internal service name resolution seems to be working between the containers.
Running the same application directly on my laptop (on same office network) hostnames resolve fine.
This is becoming a bit of a slow moving disaster.
The cluster involved is still a pre-1.12 build, it that might have any bearing.
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In Linux, the
lo or localhost interface will have the address 127.0.0.1/8 (i.e. netmask 255.0.0.0). That netmask covers this entire range:
127.0.0.0 - 127.255.255.255
Since 127.0.0.11 falls into this range, connections to that address will attempt to route via the
lo interface (inside the container) as a connected route. Unless your container has that address configured internally and has a DNS resolver listening on that address, this will result in a connection timeout.
You can probably solve this by either routing 127.0.0.11 out the main interface of the container (e.g.
eth0), or by changing the DNS resolver address so it is outside of 127.0.0.0/8.
You can also set DNS server IP(s) explicitly.
docker run --dns 18.104.22.168 # set one server docker run --dns 22.214.171.124 --dns 126.96.36.199 # set multiple servers
Or using docker-compose.yml:
dns: 188.8.131.52 dns: - 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
Here’s the setup I use:
- Install dnsmasq.
echo interface=docker0 > /etc/dnsmasq.d/docker
- Restart dnsmasq.
- Add –dns 172.17.0.1 to you docker-run or to the Docker daemon (adding it to the DOCKER_OPTS variable in /etc/default/docker or editing the ExecStart directive in /lib/systemd/system/docker.service).
- Restart Docker.
Now you have all your containers pointing to Dnsmasq as a DNS resolver. Another plus side is that in your entries in /etc/hosts are resolved as well.