Debian 11 / Docker

I am running Debian 11. Installed Docker and then Zerotier… Logs show the following. I have looked and looked for a solution but have not found one. When I try to join I get a 500 error. I found some discussion indicating that the file /dev/net/tun needs additional permissions but I can’t find the file in the container.

Any help would be appreciated

=> Configuring networks to join

=> Joining networks: []

=> Starting ZeroTier

===> ZeroTier hasn’t started, waiting a second

/usr/sbin/zerotier-one: WARNING: failed to drop privileges (kernel may not support required prctl features), running as root

=> Writing healthcheck for networks: []

=> zerotier-cli info: [Error connecting to the ZeroTier service: connection failed

Please check that the service is running and that TCP port 9993 can be contacted via]

=> Sleeping infinitely

ERROR: unable to configure virtual network port: could not open TUN/TAP device: No such file or directory

What command line are you running to launch the docker image? If the following command line arguments are not present, then there’s your problem: --cap-add NET_ADMIN --device /dev/net/tun. Please see here for full instructions on using the docker image.


Thanks for your help. I got zerotier up and running and was able to join by network. Show that I am online in the zerotier web site. I can ping the tcip address but can’t reach any of the containers that are running in my docker… I have zoneminder in a container that is set up to listen to 8443. Portainer shows that zerotier is connect to the bridge network.

Any suggestions would be helpful.


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