Connecting to MongoDB from a Docker container

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05 Jun, 2020 11:37 PM

I am trying to connect to Mongo using mongodb://host.docker.internal:27017/database
Is Mongo running on port 27017 ?
If yes, what else may be the problem? I tried using 'localhost' as well, but the above connection string works on Windows locally.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 05 Jun, 2020 11:53 PM

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    Hi David,

    Mongo is not started by default. Start it with:

    net start MongoDB
  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Jun, 2020 12:45 AM

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    It's bound to, so it couldn't be accessed from a container unless configured to listen on all IPs:

    I'm changing the config and starting Mongo with this simple PS snippet:

    Add-Content -Path C:\MongoDB\mongod.cfg -Value "net:`n  bindIpAll: true"
    Start-Service mongodb
  3. 3 Posted by david on 06 Jun, 2020 01:05 AM

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    still no luck for me, but I got mongo to work in docker which is even better because I can control the version of docker. Thanks for your help.

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