Allow MongoDB to connect from remote IP

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Access to mongo is controlled with iptables for Linux based OS.

Step 1

Make sure in your /etc/mongodb.conf file you have the following line,

bind_ip =

Step 2

Add iptables rules to control the incoming and outgoing traffic for mongo. Here is a sample command if you have the default ports for mongo.

$ sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 198.61.168.XXX,166.78.113.XX -p tcp --destination-port 27017 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
$ sudo iptables -A OUTPUT -d 198.61.168.XXX,166.78.113.XX -p tcp --source-port 27017 -m state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT

Here 198.61.168.XXX and 166.78.113.XX are the IP from where you want to access the mongodb.


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