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Decoding Docker - Part 1

Having worked with multiple Virtualization platforms, I recently got an interesting opportunity to work with its younger sibling containerization . The  platform of choice was obviously Docker. Getting Docker up and run in an OS of your preference is a simple task, you can straightaway get it done using the instructions here . Interesting part is  getting to play around with it   Getting it up and running: Docker can be started as a services or at a tcp port. Starting as a service is pretty straight forward #service docker start However, the interesting bit is when you want to run it as a deamon listening to a specific port. This is useful in scenarios when you want to manage the docker engine remotely, say using a windows docker client or using one of the open source GUIs available for docker like Shipyard and The command to run docker as a deamon listening to a port is # /usr/bin/docker  -d -H tcp:// -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock & Here docke