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Define default network addresses used for containers

If you are using Docker in a private network and your network clashes with the IP addresses assigned by default ( by Docker, you can change it easily.

In “Docker for Mac” you go to Preferences -> Daemon -> Advanced

docker for mac network settings

Add something along the line of the following JSON snippet:

  "bip" : ""

If you are using the regular dockerd, you have to use the commandline flag --bip=

Restart Docker

$ docker network inspect bridge

And you should see that you changes have been applied (I have cut out my container listing).

        "Name": "bridge",
        "Id": "92ce54e3d4f4f6c3dce813ea30dcf503d9258ca8fe84f3840649e117e4f5fe40",
        "Created": "2017-03-21T18:01:37.973374097Z",
        "Scope": "local",
        "Driver": "bridge",
        "EnableIPv6": false,
        "IPAM": {
            "Driver": "default",
            "Options": null,
            "Config": [
                    "Subnet": "",
                    "Gateway": ""
        "Internal": false,
        "Attachable": false,
        "Containers": {


        "Options": {
            "com.docker.network.bridge.default_bridge": "true",
            "com.docker.network.bridge.enable_icc": "true",
            "com.docker.network.bridge.enable_ip_masquerade": "true",
            "com.docker.network.bridge.host_binding_ipv4": "",
            "com.docker.network.bridge.name": "docker0",
            "com.docker.network.driver.mtu": "1500"
        "Labels": {}