I would like to duplicate port to

My initial attempts were using ip tables:

iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 27018 -j REDIRECT --to-port 27017

(And variations of this idea). But this did not work.

mongo --host --port 27018
MongoDB shell version: 2.6.10
connecting to:
2019-01-12T04:04:12.403+0000 warning: Failed to connect to, reason: errno:111 Connection refused
2019-01-12T04:04:12.404+0000 Error: couldn't connect to server (, connection attempt failed at src/mongo/shell/mongo.js:148
exception: connect failed

What is the correct way of allowing one mongo instance to be accessible via 27017 and 27018.

  • What is your use case for binding mongod to multiple ports on the same network interface? – Stennie Jan 13 at 20:50

Packets destined for the loopback interface do not pass through the PREROUTING chain. You need to use the OUTPUT chain.

iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -o lo -p tcp --dport 27018 -j REDIRECT --to-port 27017

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