Firewall settings for droplet-to-space connectivity

I have a public network droplet that puts objects to a space in When the droplet is added to a DO firewall, the put operation throws an unknown host exception. When the firewall is removed, it succeeds.

The firewall’s inbound and outbound rules are identical, allowing SSH, HTTP, and HTTPS over the standard ports for all IPV4, IPV6.

Am I missing a setting, or is there some other issue? Many thanks in advance!

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Bobby Iliev
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April 24, 2023
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Hi there,

As you have already allowed ports 443 and 80 for both incoming and outbound connections, what I could suggest here is also allowing port 53 as well.

As the “unknown host exception” error indicates that there might be an issue with the DNS resolution, to make sure that the Droplet can properly resolve the hostname for the Spaces endpoint when the firewall is active, that’s why you might need to allow outbound traffic on port 53 for both TCP and UDP to enable DNS resolution.

Let me know how it goes!



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