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nss-docker - nss module for finding Docker containers

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NAME

nss-docker - nss module for finding Docker containers

SYNOPSIS

libnss_docker.so.2

DESCRIPTION

This is a plugin for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS) functionality of the GNU C Library (glibc) providing mechanism for finding Docker containers by theirs IDs.
The container names are searched in virtual domain name ".docker".
The Docker API webservice has to be available as /var/run/docker.sock socket for current user. Usually it requires to add the user to "docker" system group.
To activate this NSS module, the "docker" module has to be added to /etc/nsswitch.conf file in "hosts:" line.
It is recommended to put the "docker" module after "files" module and before "dns" module. "[NOTFOUND=return]" setting is recommended before "dns" module to prevent using DNS as fallback if the container ID is not found.

EXAMPLE

/etc/nsswitch.conf

hosts: files docker [NOTFOUND=return] dns

SEE ALSO

docker(1), nsswitch.conf(5)

LIMITATIONS

The container ID can't be longer than "getconf HOST_NAME_MAX" (64 for Linux).
The container ID are case sensitive. It means that "test.docker" and "Test.docker" can return different IP addresses.
Only IPv4 addresses are supported.

BUGS

If you find the bug or want to implement new features, please report it at <https://github.com/dex4er/nss-docker/issues>

AUTHORS

Copyright (c) 2015 Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org>

COPYING

nss-docker is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL 2.1 or greater).
20 Oct 2015 nss-docker