I'm new to EOS and trying to follow the guide: https://developers.eos.io/eosio-nodeos/docs/docker-quickstart.

On step 2, I get an error for iptables.

$ docker network create eosdev
Error response from daemon: Failed to program FILTER chain: iptables failed: iptables --wait -I FORWARD -o br-17b2333c469e -j DOCKER: iptables v1.6.1: Couldn't load target `DOCKER':No such file or directory

Try `iptables -h' 

Unsure how to resolve this. OS is Linux Mint 19 Tara x64.

  • it doesn't seem to be a eosio specific problem, so it may turn out to be more helpful to ask the docker community as well
    – confused00
    Sep 18, 2018 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


I was able to solve it by

~/scripts $ sudo service docker stop
[sudo] password for user:

~/scripts $ sudo service docker start
~/scripts $ ./docker_init.sh
docker: Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/eosio" is already in use by container "a449dc043cd46b79775c239fc2c356637c888c704a4cf11299ae0d605d5a34b1". You have to remove (or rename) that container to be able to reuse that name.

See 'docker run --help'.

~/scripts $ docker rm eosio

And then rebuild the container using:

  docker run --name eosio \
   --publish 7777:7777 \
  --publish \
  --detach \
  eosio/eos:v1.4.2 \
  /bin/bash -c \
  "keosd --http-server-address= & exec nodeos -e -p eosio --plugin eosio::producer_plugin --plugin eosio::chain_api_plugin --plugin eosio::history_plugin --plugin eosio::history_api_plugin --plugin eosio::http_plugin -d /mnt/dev/data --config-dir /mnt/dev/config --http-server-address= --access-control-allow-origin=* --contracts-console --http-validate-host=false --filter-on='*'"

Hope that helps!

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