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mod_cluster image: Apache HTTP Server and mod_cluster built from sources
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mod_cluster toy dev image offering Apache HTTP Server and mod_cluster smart load balancer built from sources.
The Dockerfile comprises a smoke test that verifies whether the compiled server starts without segfaults.


You can configure the mod_cluster parameters through following environment variables provided to docker run command:

  • MODCLUSTER_PORT listening port (default: 6666)
  • MODCLUSTER_ADVERTISE On/Off flag for ServerAdvertise (default: On)
  • MODCLUSTER_ADVERTISE_GROUP Advertise address and port (default:
  • MODCLUSTER_NET a Require ip value for the listener (default: 172.)
  • MODCLUSTER_MANAGER_NET a Require ip value for the mod_cluster manager on path /mcm (default: value of MODCLUSTER_NET variable)

The defaults could work in your Docker environment.

Example usage

Test run

docker pull karm/mod_cluster-master-dockerhub
docker run -d -P -i --name mod_cluster karm/mod_cluster-master-dockerhub
docker ps
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To debug/inspect, one may use:

docker exec -i -t mod_cluster bash

Control configuration using environment variables

This example show how to run a container with host's network stack, disabled advertisement and moc_cluster-manager available only from localhost.

docker run -it --rm --net host --name mod_cluster \
    -e MODCLUSTER_NET=192.168. \

Use as a base image

One may base one's own images on this karm/mod_cluster-master-dockerhub as simply as with creating a Dockerfile:

FROM karm/mod_cluster-master-dockerhub:latest
MAINTAINER Your identity of choice <your email>

# Your own configuration located in the same directory as your Dockerfile
COPY mod_cluster.conf ${HTTPD_MC_BUILD_DIR}/conf/extra/mod_cluster.conf

# Your own entry point script located in the same directory as your Dockerfile

Note that HTTPD_MC_BUILD_DIR as well as other ENV constants are propagated to your Dockerfile.


  • 2015-08-31 - control run through environment variables
  • 2015-06-08 - master branch Docker image updated from Fedora 20 to Fedora 22. Enjoy!
  • 2015-05-07 - mod_cluster 1.3.1.Final released, Includes a fix for CVE-2015-0298 and more!
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