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NATS is an open-source, high-performance, cloud native messaging system.
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NATS: A high-performance cloud native messaging system.

nats is a high performance server for the NATS Messaging System.

Example usage

# Run a NATS server
# Each server exposes multiple ports
# 4222 is for clients.
# 8222 is an HTTP management port for information reporting.
# 6222 is a routing port for clustering.
# use -p or -P as needed.

$ docker run -d --name nats-main nats
[INF] Starting nats-server version 1.0.4
[INF] Starting http monitor on
[INF] Listening for client connections on
[INF] Server is ready
[INF] Listening for route connections on


# To run a second server and cluster them together..
# Note that since you are passing arguments, this overrides the CMD section
# of the Dockerfile, so you need to pass all arguments, including the
# config file.
$ docker run -d --name=nats-2 --link nats-main nats -c gnatsd.conf --routes=nats-route://ruser:T0pS3cr3t@nats-main:6222

# If you want to verify the routes are connected, try this instead:
$ docker run -d --name=nats-2 --link nats-main nats -c gnatsd.conf --routes=nats-route://ruser:T0pS3cr3t@nats-main:6222 -DV
[INF] Starting nats-server version 1.0.4
[DBG] Go build version go1.8.3
[INF] Starting http monitor on
[INF] Listening for client connections on
[DBG] Server id is BEfslG6VOmnIbMQcXTVaVJ
[INF] Server is ready
[INF] Listening for route connections on
[DBG] Trying to connect to route on nats-main:6222
[DBG] - rid:1 - Route connection created
[DBG] - rid:1 - Route connect msg sent
[DBG] - rid:1 - Registering remote route "vay01L4cPxqy75GIDcqKq7"
[DBG] - rid:1 - Route sent local subscriptions

The server will load the configuration file below. Any command line flags can override these values.

Default Configuration File

# Client port of 4222 on all interfaces
port: 4222

# HTTP monitoring port
monitor_port: 8222

# This is for clustering multiple servers together.
cluster {

  # Route connections to be received on any interface on port 6222
  port: 6222

  # Routes are protected, so need to use them with --routes flag
  # e.g. --routes=nats-route://ruser:T0pS3cr3t@otherdockerhost:6222
  authorization {
    user: ruser
    password: T0pS3cr3t
    timeout: 0.75

  # Routes are actively solicited and connected to from this server.
  # This Docker image has none by default, but you can pass a
  # flag to the gnatsd docker image to create one to an existing server.
  routes = []

Commandline Options

Server Options:
    -a, --addr <host>                Bind to host address (default:
    -p, --port <port>                Use port for clients (default: 4222)
    -P, --pid <file>                 File to store PID
    -m, --http_port <port>           Use port for http monitoring
    -ms,--https_port <port>          Use port for https monitoring
    -c, --config <file>              Configuration file
    -sl,--signal <signal>[=<pid>]    Send signal to gnatsd process (stop, quit, reopen, reload)

Logging Options:
    -l, --log <file>                 File to redirect log output
    -T, --logtime                    Timestamp log entries (default: true)
    -s, --syslog                     Log to syslog or windows event log
    -r, --remote_syslog <addr>       Syslog server addr (udp://localhost:514)
    -D, --debug                      Enable debugging output
    -V, --trace                      Trace the raw protocol
    -DV                              Debug and trace

Authorization Options:
        --user <user>                User required for connections
        --pass <password>            Password required for connections
        --auth <token>               Authorization token required for connections

TLS Options:
        --tls                        Enable TLS, do not verify clients (default: false)
        --tlscert <file>             Server certificate file
        --tlskey <file>              Private key for server certificate
        --tlsverify                  Enable TLS, verify client certificates
        --tlscacert <file>           Client certificate CA for verification

Cluster Options:
        --routes <rurl-1, rurl-2>    Routes to solicit and connect
        --cluster <cluster-url>      Cluster URL for solicited routes
        --no_advertise <bool>        Advertise known cluster IPs to clients
        --connect_retries <number>   For implicit routes, number of connect retries

Common Options:
    -h, --help                       Show this message
    -v, --version                    Show version
        --help_tls                   TLS help


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