Can I create a droplet with no public IP?

  • Posted on December 1, 2014
  • samsAsked by sams

I’m thinking of doing Setup #2 but would like to restrict database server access. Im thinking I can, in theory, simply SSH from application server to database server to maintain db.

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What I’ve found easiest when using Terraform is creating a firewall along with every “private” droplet to allow connections only from select IP ranges, the IP range of your VPC for instance.

as mentioned before you can disable eth0 and use private network to access your droplet. you have 2 options:

  1. manually edit interfaces file in /etc/network/interfaces
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

here you just delete eth0 cfg block.

  1. simply disable eth0 from command line
ifdown eth0

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