Previously, I had mentioned my struggles trying to run the Jekyll Docker container on my local machine. After some tinkering and reading, I’ve sorted it out.
On Windows, when you install Docker, what you’re getting is a tiny little VM running Linux, and that VM is your Docker host. You administer that VM through the
docker-machine comamnd. By default, your home folder (i.e., `c:\Users\Bob') is accessible to that VM. I had my source code in a separate folder. After cloning my repository inside my home folder, I was able to run the command and see that the files were being served successfully.
This left the problem of connecting to the instance so I could view the result. Again, this is solved with the knowledge of the Docker VM. By connecting to the IP of that VM, and not to
localhost, I was able to view the results successfully: