I have docker installed on CentOS 7 and I am running firewallD.

From inside my container, going to the host (default

With firewall on

container# nc -v  4243
nc: connect to port 4243 (tcp) failed: No route to host

with firewall shutdown

container# nc -v  4243
Connection to 4243 port [tcp/*] succeeded!

I've read the docs on firewalld and I don't fully understand them. Is there a way to simply allow everything in a docker container (I guess on the docker0 adapter) unrestricted access to the host?


Maybe better than earlier answer;

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --change-interface=docker0
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-port=4243/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload
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    I believe the add-port is superfluous. If docker0 is marked trusted, that port will be let through anyway. – Matt Hughes Jan 19 '16 at 14:11
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    @MattHughes It worked for me without the add-port. You also need to restart docker. – rdupz May 11 '16 at 11:57
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    Worked after firewalld restart, not docker – cybersoft Apr 14 at 18:48

Theses commands did the trick:

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-interface=docker0
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-port=4243/tcp

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