I'm trying to connect to my mongoDB running as a service on my rPi3B+, using openSuse Tumbleweed 64bit, mongo version 3.6.2, from my laptop sharing the same LAN/Wifi (pi on LAN & laptop on Wifi).

I completed this install guide(https://www.osradar.com/install-mongodb-opensuse-15/) directly after a fresh install of the rPi3 JeOS image provided here: https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi3

Now when I tried to connect to the db service using compass using the same IP I used to connect to the Pi over ssh, and the standard port of 27017. It then reports "MongoDB not running on the provided host and port".

However, I have the shell running on the Pi at the same time, and when I exit the shell so that compass is the only client attempting a connection. When I run sudo systemctl status mongodb the service is active.

When I run netstat -lntu I get the following output:

Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State      
tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN     
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN     
tcp6       0      0 :::22                   :::*                    LISTEN     
tcp6       0      0 ::1:27017               :::*                    LISTEN     
udp        0      0*                          
udp        0      0 *                          
udp        0      0   *                          
udp        0      0    *                          
udp6       0      0 fe80::ba27:ebff:feb:123 :::*                               
udp6       0      0 ::1:123                 :::*                               
udp6       0      0 :::123                  :::*     

When I ping the Pi's IP address using the local IP I get the expected returns showing that it is reachable.

Are there some settings I need to change from within the shell to make it reachable by Compass?

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Alrighty, I guess this was a noob question.

Answers can be found here as well: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42739166/could-not-connect-to-mongodb-on-the-provided-host-and-port#49220957

Pretty sure many of their different methods would work. For some reason mongo --bind_ip_all didn't work for me and seems like the simplest. I think it has something to do with openSuse's arm version doesn't use mongod and instead just mongo.

What worked for me was going into my '/etc/mongodb.conf' file and changing the boundIP from,::1 to,::1

Not to sure what the ::1 is for but I can connect to the db with compass now.

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