DMZ or DMZ like set up for droplet?

June 20, 2017 1.5k views
Networking Ubuntu 16.04

I have a droplet acting as a file server.

My team and I are looking to setup a DMZ for this droplet to prevent outside access to the droplet.

One person on our team as been trying to envision how we would set this up; but all he can work out is how to do it with a physical server.

We are trying to use digitalocean’s firewall’s since they are free now.

Can anyone help us plan out how we should do this. If we cannot do a true DMZ, is there a DMZ like set up that we can use?

2 Answers

Hi @kmanchet

Since you only get a single IPv4 address with a droplet, then you would have to setup a VPN server, so everyone connects via VPN to the droplet - that way all the traffic is also encrypted, which would be another plus.
What type of file server is it?

Hi @hansen,

We are planning on setting up a VPN anyway, so that will make it more convenient certainly.

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 droplet that is serving Nextcloud and MediaWiki for our company to use.

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