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Status Under review
Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 27, 2023

Faspex 5 - Add configuration option to change IP address range of Docker network.

When setting up Faspex 5, docker creates a default virtual network, at
The 'fapexctl setup' program then creates a second virtual network, at

This means that the server cannot respond to external requests for the Faspex web interface, for devices in these IP ranges.

This can be fixed, by creating the file '/etc/docker/daemon.json' and restarting the docker service, before running 'faspexctl setup':

  "bridge": "none"

In the above example, "bridge": "none" removes the default docker network 'docker0', as it is not being used.
"default-address-pools": [ {"base":"","size":24} ] sets the default docker network range to

It would be helpful to include two options, in '/opt/aspera/faspex/conf/docker/faspex5_containers.env', to specify the address and size of the Faspex virtual network, and (less importantly) to specify whether to disable the default docker network.

Idea priority Low