nginx and uwsgi in docker in vagrant in vmware - Permission denied on socket

Larry Martell larry.martell at
Sat Aug 19 23:33:37 UTC 2017

Inside the docker container the dir is /opt/django/CAPgraph/.

That is mounted as a volume in docker from a dir in the
vagrant/virtual box VM from /home/vagrant/CAPgraph.

That dir is virtual box disk is created as
VMs\CAPgraph_default_1503066942637_58036\box-disk1.vmdk in the VMware

That is created on the Mac as /Users/LarryMartell/Documents/Virtual
Machines.localized/Windows Server 2016.vmwarevm.

Inside the docker container the file look like a socket:

# ls -l app.sock
srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Aug 19 16:56 app.sock

uwsgi creates it and binds to it without an error.

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Guilherme Capilé via nginx
<nginx at> wrote:
> Ola,
> are you trying to create a linux socket on a directory mounted from a
> windows disk? afaik, it won't work, it's not only about file
> permissions, but a socket is a different type of file.
> Place the socket somewhere else (like /var/run/aoo.sock).
> Cheers,
> Guilherme Capilé
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 4:59 PM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at> wrote:
>> Don't ask why, but on my mac I am running Windows Server 2016 in
>> VMware. In there I am running Ubuntu in vagrant/Virtual Box. In there
>> I am trying to run a django app in a docker container with
>> nginx/uwsgi.
>> The socket is being created, but then when I try and connect to the
>> site it fails with this nginx error:
>> 2017/08/19 16:56:29 [crit] 1251#1251: *1 connect() to
>> unix:///opt/django/CAPgraph/app.sock failed (13: Permission denied)
>> while connecting to upstream, client:, server: , request:
>> "GET / HTTP/1.1", upstream:
>> "uwsgi://unix:///opt/django/CAPgraph/app.sock:", host:
>> "localhost:9003"
>> I have verified that the app.sock file and all dirs along the path are
>> 777. The /opt/django/CAPgraph dir is a docker volume mounted from a
>> local dir in the vagrant/Virtual Box VM
>> How can I debug this further?

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