The approach described here is only possible with Docker Desktop (Mac and Windows). It won’t work when using Docksal with VirtualBox on Mac/Windows, nor will it help on Linux.
Some VPNs are configured to intercept and re-route all traffic (let’s call them “greedy”), thus breaking
access to the
192.168.64.100 IP that Docksal is using. Attempting to change network routing while connected to
a greedy VPN will usually result in VPN dropping the connection. Enterprise security at work here.
The one thing VPNs cannot do though, is mess with the hosts loopback interface (
127.0.0.1). That’s how your
traditional web server is not affected by a greedy VPN connection - it just binds to
127.0.0.1:80 (or more
0.0.0.0:80 - port
80 on all network interfaces).
0.0.0.0:80 can be achieved with Docksal like this:
fin config set --global DOCKSAL_VHOST_PROXY_IP=0.0.0.0 fin system reset vhost-proxy
You can then access
https://127.0.0.1) and see the “Project missing” page from Docksal’s
Now, how do you get
http://myproject.docksal working in this setup?
<anything>.docksal resolves to
by default, which won’t work while connected to a greedy VPN.
For now, you will have to manually add an DNS override in your hosts file, e.g.:
Test it with a ping:
$ ping myproject.docksal PING myproject.docksal (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.048 ms
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