The API service lists and introspects pods and images. The API service is implemented with gRPC. The API service is designed to run without root privileges, and currently provides a read-only interface. The API service is optional for running pods, the start/stop/crash of the API service won't affect any pods or images.
Running the API service
The API service listens for gRPC requests on the address and port specified by the
The default is to listen on the loopback interface on port number
15441, equivalent to invoking
rkt api-service --listen=localhost:15441.
Specify the address
0.0.0.0 to listen on all interfaces.
Typically, the API service will be run via a unit file similar to the one included in the dist directory.
Using the API service
||An address to listen on||Address to listen for client API requests|
See the table with global options in general commands documentation.