DOKS Egress gateway or guaranteed IP ranges?

Hey folks,

I have a DOKS cluster set up with multiple node pools and I am trying to figure out the best way to empower my customers to enable IP allowlist for my DOKS cluster.

Context: I have a bunch of workers running within my DOKS cluster that will try to access customer’s databases hosted on AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean, etc…

I would like to give them a set of IPs or CIDR ranges that they can turn on to enable me to access their network.

My current challenges: I have been sent to set up an Egress Gateway via Crossplane with DigitalOcean CRD (

This works fine, but I have a couple questions: (1) Does the StaticRoute CRD support multiple gateways with overlapping destinations ranges? ( I have submitted an issue to the GitHub repo as well.

(2) Instead of specifying “destinations”, is there a way to specify exclude this destination range? That way, I can exclude DigitalOcean REST APIs and K8 private IPs. It will also save me from having to input 10k+ CIDR blocks (AWS has 7.5k IPv4 CIDR ranges).

I would love to hear if anyone has a better way to achieve my use case and/or have answers for above.

Thanks in advance, Robin.

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