The ntfy is an HTTP-based publish-subscribe notification service. It can be used to send notifications to a mobile phone or desktop when scripts fail, or long-running terminal commands complete.
This tutorial explains how to install ntfy inside a Docker container in the Linux. Commands have been tested on Ubuntu.
Make sure you have installed Docker in your system. If you are using Ubuntu, installation instructions can be found in the post.
- Host network
Run the following command to create a container for ntfy that uses host network:
docker run -d --name=ntfy --restart=always --network=host \ -v /opt/ntfy/cache:/var/cache/ntfy \ binwiederhier/ntfy serve --cache-file /var/cache/ntfy/cache.db
- User-defined bridge network
User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, ntfy service is listening on port 80. It can be changed with
docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=ntfy --restart=always --network=app-net \ -p 8080:80 \ -v /opt/ntfy/cache:/var/cache/ntfy \ binwiederhier/ntfy serve --cache-file /var/cache/ntfy/cache.db
To access web UI, open a web browser and go to
<IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system.
To completely remove ntfy, remove its container:
docker rm --force ntfy
Remove ntfy image:
docker rmi binwiederhier/ntfy
You can also remove ntfy data:
sudo rm -rf /opt/ntfy
If a user-defined bridge network was created, you can delete it as follows:
docker network rm app-net