Change IP address

Posted October 29, 2018 6.2k views
APIIPv6Ubuntu 16.04Ubuntu 18.04

First of all I’ve added a floating IP to my droplet.

This is my problem;

In one application I need to call an API. This API needs to know which IP address it can expect to be called from so I need to type my IP address in some window related to the API (register my ip addresses at the developer of the API). I have typed in both of my IP addresses: original anchor IP and new Floating IP

The problem is that the API does not recognize the floating IP - that is, if I delete the original anchor IP in the API window/register list then API does not work.

Can I somehow make the API see/accept my floating IP? Can I define this in some configuration file on the droplet?

This is my /etc/network/interfaces

The loopback network interface

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

The primary network interface

auto eth0 eth1
iface eth0 inet static
up ip addr add dev eth0
iface eth1 inet static

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Hey friend,

The floating IPs were designed to pass input, but not to send data out from. If you inform the other side to expect to receive data from your droplet IP, I believe that should meet your requirements by default as the traffic would go out from that.