Piu130 Piu130 - 2 months ago 37
Node.js Question

Docker mongo image 'Connection refused' from other container

I'm new to docker. I'm trying to create a MongoDB container and a NodeJS container. My file looks like this.

It should run

npm install
and then
node .
.
But
docker-compose up
ends up with
[MongoError: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:27017]
while the command
node .
.
I think this is because of the
bind_ip = 127.0.0.1
in the file
/etc/mongod.conf
. Is this right?

I use boot2docker on a Win10 system.

How can I solve this problem so that node can connect to the MongoDB?

Answer

In your backend app, connect to mongodb:27017 instead of 127.0.0.1:27017. Where 'mongodb' is the name of your container within docker-compose.yml.