Docker – How to publish a UDP Port on Docker

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How do I forward a UDP port from my Docker container to the host machine?

Best Answer

Use the -p flag and add /udp suffix to the port number.

-p 53160:53160/udp

Full command

sudo docker run -p 53160:53160 \
    -p 53160:53160/udp -p 58846:58846 \ 
    -p 8112:8112 -t -i aostanin/deluge /start.sh

If you're running boot2docker on Mac, be sure to forward the same ports on boot2docker to your local machine.

You can also document that your container needs to receive UDP using EXPOSE in The Dockerfile (EXPOSE does not publish the port):

EXPOSE 8285/udp

Here is a link with more Docker Networking info covered in the container docs: https://docs.docker.com/config/containers/container-networking/ (Courtesy of Old Pro in the comments)