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How do I access exposed ports on my Docker containers from outside the VM?

So, I’ve installed Shipyard by following the Quickstart guide, and I now have a container running called shipyard which exposes a HTTP server on 0.0.0.0:8000. I can access it just fine from within the droplet using curl, but I can’t connect to it over the Internet.

I’ve tried disabling ufw; as well as enabling it, setting DEFAULT_FORWARD_POLICY=“ACCEPT” in /etc/default/ufw and allowing port 8000. I’ve tried using multiple VMs in multiple regions, even.

I’m using a newly-created droplet with the Docker image.


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You need to set up a proxy to forward the connection on. We have a tutorial explaining how to use nginx to do that: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/docker-explained-how-to-containerize-and-use-nginx-as-a-proxy <br> <br>That should point you in the right direction. Let us know if you need any more help!