How to access mongodb using private ip from another droplet on Ubuntu.

Posted December 26, 2017 4.3k views

Hi there.

I want to connect to mongodb on droplet from another droplet.
I have disabled firewall to get it out of equation.

I have set “bindIp” to the private ip of the droplet in mongodb.conf.

Now from another droplet, which also has private networking enabled I do
mongo –host PRIVATE-IP

but doen’t connect, I am getting this is return:

connecting to: PRIVATEIP:27017/test
2017-12-26T04:41:53.102-0500 Error: couldn’t connect to server PRIVATE
IP:27017 (PRIVATE_IP), connection attempt failed at src/mongo/shell/mongo.js:148
exception: connect failed

Can anyone please advice what I am doing wrong?


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Hi @yazla,

You can edit /etc/mongod.conf configuration file and make bind IP changed as below

# network interfaces
  port: 27017

Once changes are made restart the mongod service.

service mongod restart

There is a recent Community question link below that was answered on how to access MongoDB from a remote machine you can feel free to check this out.

I hope this helps!