How to enable docker remote API on docker host?

  1. Navigate to /lib/systemd/system in your terminal and open docker.service file
    vi /lib/systemd/system/docker.service
  2. Find the line which starts with ExecStart and adds -H=tcp://0.0.0.0:2375 to make it look like
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H=fd:// -H=tcp://0.0.0.0:2375
  3. Save the Modified File
  4. Reload the docker daemon
    systemctl daemon-reload
  5. Restart the container
    sudo service docker restart
  6. Test if it is working by using this command, if everything is fine below command should return a JSON
    curl http://localhost:2375/images/json
  7. To test remotely, use the PC name or IP address of Docker Host
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