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[mongodb] make MongoDB available on localhost only

If you want to hide MongoDB from the world and only want to allow connections to it from localhost, then here is a basic config file:

# /etc/mongod.conf

# for documentation of all options, see:
#   http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/configuration-options/

# Where and how to store data.
storage:
  dbPath: /var/lib/mongodb
  journal:
    enabled: true
#  engine:
#  mmapv1:
#  wiredTiger:

# where to write logging data.
systemLog:
  destination: file
  logAppend: true
  path: /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log

# network interfaces
net:
  port: 27017
  bindIp: 127.0.0.1

In MongoDB 3.2 WiredTiger is the default storage engine. The interesting part here is the “net” configuration.

I have a Digital Ocean VPS with MongoDB preinstalled and this config file comes from there.

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