Adding Proxy to Your Docker Service
Zorex Salvo May 13, 2017
This is only a personal note for my docker service configuration in office network proxy.
Have you ever experienced slow docker build even though your machine is on a network proxy?
Then this idea came from one of our interns. At first, what he did was to add environment variables inside his Dockerfile.
Seems a bright idea huh? but it is not a good one really because his image can be built only IF he is in our office network.
There came a problem where he did not know what went wrong with his build on docker hub because "It ran on local machine". The problem was the http_proxy cannot be resolved by docker hub.
Thats the exact opposite of the Build, Ship, and Run Any App, Anywhere catchphrase of Docker. It didn't even pass the build part kekeke.
Then another idea came up, what if we add the proxy on the docker itself so that we do not have to specify the environment variable
HTTP_PROXY to the Dockerfile. That is a great idea!
Here's how to do that:
First, create a systemd drop in directory
Then, create http-proxy.conf
touch /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/http-proxy.conf ## http-proxy.conf [Service] Environment="HTTP_PROXY=ip.of.your.proxy:port" Environment="NO_PROXY=localhost,127.0.0.0/8"
Then, Flush Changes by doing:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
And lastly, Restart Docker
sudo systemctl restart docker
To check if the environment variable is really added on your docker service, do
And pooof, notice the change in speed in your docker build!