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Fixed IP for outgoing traffic

Some of our clients require us to connect to them from a fixed ip address. We want to deploy a docker image (or possibly if needed a droplet) with a reserved ip. However I noticed the outgoing traffic still originates from the droplet ip. If we need to recreate this droplet, how could we retrain the ip?


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Hi there,

You can use a ‘Reserved IP address’ for this:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/reserved-ips/

Once you’ve added the IP, you can follow the steps here on how to send the outgoing traffic through the new interface rather than the default one:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/reserved-ips/how-to/outbound-traffic/

That way, even if you destroy the old Droplet and then create a new one you will be able to keep the reserved IP address.

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby