Here is my issue : when running some Docker containers, I loose the internet connection on my host and that's very annoying. The first time I noticed this issue it was with a simple mySQL container but it seems to be more general than that.

Actually, this issue appears in other situations, for instance when I initiate a swarm. I also tried with other databases containers : Postgres and couchDB.

My computer runs Debian and this is a pretty new configuration, I'm on Debian since February.

I could not find other similar issue on the internet, only people that can't access internet from their containers.

Don't hesitate to ask for more details, but I don't really know what else could I tell about this issue...

Thank you in advance for your help.


  1. I noticed that I have this problem only when using a wifi connection (not only at home). When using an ethernet cable, everything's fine.

  2. I had DNS issue after installing Debian when using wifi. I tested different answers but I finally solved it by setting /etc/resolv.conf immutable with my own DNS servers and I had no more problems.

  3. Here is what docker info command gives :

Containers: 6
 Running: 5
 Paused: 0
 Stopped: 1
Images: 78
Server Version: 1.13.1-cs8
Storage Driver: overlay2
 Backing Filesystem: extfs
 Supports d_type: true
 Native Overlay Diff: true
Logging Driver: json-file
Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
 Volume: local
 Network: bridge host macvlan null overlay
Swarm: inactive
Runtimes: runc
Default Runtime: runc
Init Binary: docker-init
containerd version: 6c463891b1ad274d505ae3bb738e530d1df2b3c7
runc version: 54296cf40ad8143b62dbcaa1d90e520a2136ddfe
init version: 949e6fa
Security Options:
  Profile: default
Kernel Version: 4.9.0-5-amd64
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
OSType: linux
Architecture: x86_64
CPUs: 4
Total Memory: 7.683 GiB
Name: Neptune
Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
Debug Mode (client): false
Debug Mode (server): false
Registry: https://index.docker.io/v1/
Experimental: false
Insecure Registries:
Live Restore Enabled: false

WARNING: No swap limit support
  1. Here is what I get from "netstat -rn" (currently connected with an ethernet cable) netstat-rn

  2. And what I get with "ifconfig". I'm following a cloud course, many of them have been created with different tutorials : Link to my gist

  • Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – terdon Mar 19 '18 at 17:02

The default route is blocked when one of your containers creates a new route for the virtual network device

Destination Gateway     Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U     0   0      0    veth8835bcf UG    0   0      0    wlp2s0

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