RCON is enabled by default, so you can
exec into the container to
access the Minecraft server console:
-i is required for interactive use of rcon-cli.
To run a simple, one-shot command, such as stopping a Minecraft server, pass the command as arguments to
rcon-cli, such as:
-i is not needed in this case.
If rcon is disabled you can send commands by passing them as arguments to the packaged
mc-send-to-console script. For example, a player can be op'ed in the container
In order to attach and interact with the Minecraft server, add
-it when starting the container, such as
docker run -d -it -p 25565:25565 --name mc itzg/minecraft-server
With that you can attach and interact at any time using
docker attach mc
and then Control-p Control-q to detach.
For remote access, configure your Docker daemon to use a
tcp socket (such as
and attach from another machine:
docker -H $HOST:2375 attach mc
Unless you're on a home/private LAN, you should enable TLS access.