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MongoDB has instructed me to change its command-line arguments:

REST is not enabled.  use --rest to turn on.

but this is all I know how to do:

sudo service mongodb start

Where should I apply this configuration change?

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The various parameters that you wish to enable or disable can be set in the


config file.

All the command-line parameters can be mentioned in that file, and setting the values to true or false.

In your case, add a line as follows, preferably somewhere after the dbpath is mentioned.

rest = true

After each change to the configuration file, you need to restart the server to take effect:

sudo service mongodb restart

For more options, take a look at the documentation.

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I don't understand how this helps. Can you explain how to "use --rest" in this configuration file? – ændrük May 26 '11 at 16:57
@aendruk I have added it to the answer. – theTuxRacer May 26 '11 at 17:04
So how do I set the --config flag so it will actually use this file? – phillips1012 Dec 18 '13 at 22:44

In order to turn on rest just type the following in your Terminal(Linux):

mongod --rest 

Thats it.

If you want to allow other clients to use your mongodb via browser just type

mongod --rest (for to activate) --ipv6 (to allow other users to access your server).

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