Allowing upgrades on a server (ports 80 and 443 are open but still can't run apt installs)

Hello, I have a droplet set up as follows:

module "bastion_server" {
  ipv6                            = "false"
  region                        = "nyc1"
  private_networking  = "false}"
  name                         = "somename"
  source                       = "mysource"
  ssh_fingerprint         = ["${var.default_ssh_key_fingerprint}"]

and the following firewall rule set up:

resource "digitalocean_firewall" "bastion_server" {
  name = "only-ports-22-80-and-443"
  droplet_ids = ["${}"]

  inbound_rule = [
      protocol = "tcp"
      port_range = "22"
      source_addresses = ["myIP"]
      protocol = "tcp"
      port_range = "80"
      source_addresses = ["", "::/0"]
      protocol = "tcp"
      port_range = "443"
      source_addresses = ["", "::/0"]
      protocol = "icmp"
      source_addresses = ["", "::/0"]

  outbound_rule = [ 
      protocol = "icmp"
      destination_addresses = ["", "::/0"]

With the above rules, I expect that this server allows:

  • ssh access from my ip only
  • inbound http and https connections from the internet
  • outbound responses to http/https and ICMP queries

The result though is that I can:

  • ssh into the server
  • but can’t install packages

Can someone please help me pinpoint what rule I am missing?

Thank you

Can someone please tell me what I am missing? Are

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Hi there,

Try to open port 53 for DNS. The address lookups for package repos probably isn’t happening. If it still doesn’t work, give some morer logs ;)

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