Minecraft Server is an all-in-one Docker images that allows you to run a Minecraft Server inside a Docker container.
Github Repo: https://github.com/DockerDemos/MinecraftServer
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/DockerDemos/MinecraftServer/issues
Building the Image
git clone https://github.com/DockerDemos/MinecraftServer.git
sudo docker build -t minecraft .- Note the period on the end
Running the Container
sudo docker run -p 25565:25565 -d minecraft
Then, open your Minecraft client and connect to "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" to start playing.
To improve startup speed, this image will not update with the latest version of the Minecraft software automatically once the initial image is built. When a new update is released, run the
docker build command from above to get the newest version.
Making the Server Publicly Available
docker run command above will run the Docker container with your new Minecraft server in a manner that is ready to accept connections from the public. Just make sure your host's firewall is set to accept incoming connection on port 25565, and your router is configured to pass traffic on port 25565 back to the host running your Docker container.
The community at Minecraft Server Manager for developing a full-featured init script for Minecraft servers.
Barnaby Gray for the suggestion to use openjdk-7-jre-headless - gleaned from https://github.com/barnybug/dockerfiles/blob/master/openjdk-7-jre/Dockerfile
This Minecraft Server Docker image is:
Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Chris Collins
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