Ip Address

Facter, Docker and the public ip address

Using Docker on a Puppet managed host influences Facter when it tries to find the host ip address. Which network interface is the best? Facter collects some so called facts about the system and provides them to Puppet modules. When using a fact like :ipaddress you’ll see that Facter only uses the output of the native ifconfig command, sorts all existing interfaces by name and takes the first non local interface as result.