Digital Ocean Firewall Port Forwarding

Posted June 2, 2020 2.8k views


I’ve managed to secure website I believe with the increasing support from Digital Oceans Firewall so the website is accessible, but doing this has shut off access to server access (SSH), including ports 2083, and 2087, would it be possible to port forward these ports or reconfigure these to another port number as I’ve seen I’m getting quite increasing attacks directed specifically at these port trying to gain root access as well as just break in or crash the server.

I’ve enabled as many firewalls as possible on Centos but it’s just a worry that I would rather not deal with, and ensure that its bulletproof.

I want to be transferring hosting accounts over from the previous host but I can’t seem to find a good guide about this, and so I thought I would ask the community about this.

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Hey @indigobsk,

I don’t think that this is yet possible with the DigitalOcean firewalls, but it sounds like a great idea, it’d be super useful!

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Another thing that you could do in your case is to change the default cPanel port directly on the server itself, which should reduce the number of login attempts to port 2083.

Hope that helps!
- Bobby.

  • Thanks for that Bobby, I’ll def give it ago to change the default port number and I’ll head over to the ideas!

    • Hi @indigobsk,

      No problem at all, feel free to share the link to the idea here so that if anyone else comes across this question, they could also easily find the link to your idea and vote.