Docker + DigitalOcean DNS resolution

I’m running Ubuntu 15.10 hosted by digitalocean which hosts a few docker environments that are running. This used to work before, but lately no matter what I do I can’t seem to get internet access inside the dockerize container.

My development environment is also Ubuntu 15.10 and that seems to work perfectly fine.

I VPS dns is set to google’s DNS: So I did the same for docker.

I updated /etc/default/docker. I also explicitely set the DNS via docker-compose.

Example: nginx: restart: always build: ./nginx/ ports: - “8000:80” - “8443:443” dns: - -

Then when I try to build the image. using docker or docker-compose I get the following errors.

… Step 5 : RUN apt-get update; apt-get install links inetutils-telnet nmap -y —> Running in 345b2d3ce907 E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. Reading package lists… Building dependency tree… Reading state information… E: Unable to locate package links E: Unable to locate package inetutils-telnet E: Unable to locate package nmap

Does anyone have any suggestions? I mean I could push every image up to docker-hub and pull them down, but that seems silly. There’s really no reason I should be able to re-build the image in digitaloceans environment.

Any thoughts / suggestions?


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It seems like this error has nothing to do with DNS but rather that the apt process does not understand https based on the error:

The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.

You may want to verify your apt sources and try an apt-get update also. The following may be helpful in resolving this issue:

Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

Best, Mike DigitalOcean Support Check out our community for great tutorials, articles and FAQs!