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MongoDB binaries, mongod and mongos, bind to localhost by default. If the net.ipv6 configuration file setting or the --ipv6 command line option is set for the binary, the binary additionally binds to the localhost IPv6 address.

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Make sure that your mongod and mongos instances are only accessible on trusted networks. If your system has more than one network interface, bind MongoDB programs to the private or internal network interface.

If the net.ipv6 configuration file setting or the --ipv6 command line option is set for the binary, the binary additionally binds to the localhost IPv6 address.

To bind to all IPv4 addresses, you can specify the bind ip address of 0.0.0.0. To bind to all IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, you can specify the bind ip address of ::,0.0.0.0 or alternatively, use the new net.bindIpAll setting or the new command-line option --bind_ip_all.

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