Jack Wallen shows you however to configure circumstantial DNS servers for your Docker instrumentality deployments.
When you deploy a container connected your network, if it cannot find a DNS server defined successful /etc/resolv.conf, by default it volition instrumentality connected the DNS configured for the big machine. That whitethorn beryllium good and dandy for definite situations. But what if (maybe for information reasons), you bash not privation your containers utilizing the aforesaid DNS arsenic your hosts. Say, for example, your big servers usage a circumstantial DNS server to forestall users from visiting peculiar sites. Or possibly you person antithetic DNS configurations for VPNs.
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There mightiness beryllium respective reasons you don't privation your containers utilizing the aforesaid DNS arsenic their hosts. So, what bash you do? How bash you specify DNS for Docker containers, specified that it won't prime up the DNS of the hosting machine?
It's really rather simple. Let maine amusement you how.
What you'll request
To marque this work, you'll request a instrumentality moving the Docker engine. I'll beryllium demonstrating connected Ubuntu Server 20.04, but the hosting level doesn't matter, truthful agelong arsenic you person Docker moving and tin deploy containers. You'll besides privation to person a idiosyncratic that's a subordinate of the docker radical (so you're not deploying arsenic either the basal idiosyncratic oregon with sudo, some of which are a information issue). With those things astatine the ready, let's deploy.
How to deploy a instrumentality with DNS pre-configured
I'm going to amusement you however to deploy Docker containers with DNS pre-configured. The archetypal method volition usage the docker bid and the 2nd volition beryllium via Docker Compose.
Let's accidental you privation to deploy a Ubuntu container, named ubuntuDNS, with the superior Cloudflare DNS server of 220.127.116.11. That bid would be:docker tally -d -t --name ubuntuDNS --dns="18.104.22.168" ubuntu
You could besides deploy that instrumentality with a superior and secondary DNS similar so:docker tally -d -t --name ubuntuDNS --dns="22.214.171.124" --dns="126.96.36.199" ubuntu
Let's marque definite the instrumentality honors our DNS configuration. For that, entree the ammunition of the instrumentality with the command:docker exec -it ubuntuDNS bash
From the shell, contented the command:cat /etc/resolv.conf
You should spot the DNS server(s) you configured from the bid enactment (Figure A).
Exit from the ammunition with the exit command.
Now we'll bash the same, utilizing Docker Compose. Of course, you person to person this bid installed, which tin beryllium done with the following:wget https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.2/docker-compose-Linux-x86_64 chmod u+x docker-compose-Linux-x86_64 sudo mv docker-compose-Linux-x86_64 /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
With Docker Compose installed, you tin present make the indispensable record with the command:nano docker-compose.yaml
In that file, let's deploy a rabbitmq (an open-source connection broker) instrumentality that volition usage a CloudFlare DNS entry, which volition look like:version: '3' services: service: dns: - "188.8.131.52" - "184.108.40.206" network_mode: "bridge" image: rabbitmq:3-management container_name: rabbitmq hostname: rabbitmq ports: - "15672:15672"
Note: Without the network_mode enactment acceptable to "bridge" the DNS introduction volition not work.
Save and adjacent the file. Deploy the instrumentality with the command:docker-compose up
The instrumentality volition deploy. Open a caller SSH transportation to the hosting server (as the deployment won't instrumentality your prompt) and past entree the ammunition of the rabbitmq instrumentality with the command:docker exec -it rabbitmq bash
Once wrong the container, presumption the DNS entries with the command:cat /etc/resolv.conf
You should spot 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 listed (Figure B).
And that's each determination is to defining DNS successful your Docker containers. Why you would usage this volition beryllium connected your needs, but having this diagnostic astatine the acceptable tin beryllium rather handy.
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