Can't connect to my droplet outside. And even ping my gatesay internally

April 18, 2019 553 views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04

Few days ago all works fine. But today i couldn’t connect to my droplet through the ssh, then try ping it it’s also didn’t work. Then i connect to it with console on the site and try to restart network but it’s not help. I’m trying to find the cause by myself, but so far to not avail. Also i tried to ping my gateway ( and was not capable

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In other cases like this, an article put together by our support team may be of value:

In your specific case, it looks like we disabled your droplet’s network after identifying what we’re calling an outbound DOS attack. You should have an email from our team that relates to this.


  • ye really I didn’t see the letter. I have no critical data on that droplet and will just create a new one, but for educational purposes, I’ll try to restore that old droplet. And can you please consult me what the cause of appearances of that traffic can be (I’m pretty sure it was not the result of my actions) and how I can prevent that on other droplets in future?
    Thanks for the help
    P.S Also, it uses almost 100% of cpu since 18 April till today 8:30, looks strange

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