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Running inside another container

Docker Desktop

Sibling containers

If you choose to run your tests in a Docker Wormhole configuration, which involves using sibling containers, it is necessary to mount Docker's raw socket /var/run/docker.sock.raw. You find more information and an explanation of the Docker bug in this comment.

docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock.raw:/var/run/docker.sock $IMAGE dotnet test


To use Docker's Compose tool to build and run a Testcontainers environment in a Docker Desktop Wormhole configuration, it is necessary to override Testcontainers' Docker host resolution and set the environment variable TESTCONTAINERS_HOST_OVERRIDE to host.docker.internal. Otherwise, Testcontainers cannot access sibling containers like the Resource Reaper Ryuk or other services running on the Docker host. A minimal docker-compose.yml file that builds a new container image and runs the test inside the container look something like:

version: "3"
      dockerfile: Dockerfile
      context: .
    entrypoint: dotnet
    command: test
      - TESTCONTAINERS_HOST_OVERRIDE=host.docker.internal
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock