Port mapping in Docker on Mac OSX installed with Docker Toolbox

I installed Docker on a Mac using the Docker Toolbox.

I opened Docker Quickstart Terminal and ran

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    That works fine.

    Then I tried:

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    I can see that the container is added. docker log with the container id returns nothing but I think that’s normal?

    When I browse to localhost:8080 with chrome I don’t see the nginx welcome page. I’ve tried running a few different containers that are supposed to serve traffic but none of them have worked. The existing github issues and SO questions all seem to be talking about things which don’t exist anymore – or at least are not default on Mac OSX.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Port mapping in Docker on Mac OSX installed with Docker Toolbox”

    localhost is not the host where your docker is running. You need to go to the IP address of your running docker daemon.

    To find the IP address for your docker machine, run the command:

    docker-machine ip default

    where default is the name of your VM (as is the case I think for most installations).

    If that command returned something like, then you can reach your running docker container and it’s exposed port like this:

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