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Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches by Justin Cormack, Joe Johnston, Milos Gajdos, Antoni Batchelli, John Fiedler

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Chapter 13. Docker networking

In the previous chapter we learned about various Docker storage drivers and how they help to package and run Docker containers from the built images efficiently. The real power of Docker comes to light when using it to build distributed applications. Distributed applications consist of an arbitrary number of services running on a computer network over which they communicate in order to perform some computing task. This chapter will try to answer a simple question: How can we make applications running inside Docker containers accessible on the network? In order to answer this question we need to understand the Docker networking model.

The topic of Docker networking is threefold. It comprises IP allocation, [domain] ...

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