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Hi folks. Is it possible to set up a private network of droplets, using one gateway?

For example, can I have a gateway (monitoring/IDS) server with four network connections; one connected to the Internet, one on a LAN acting as a DMZ, one acting as an internal LAN and the last one as a management interface? I’d also like the Internal LAN to be able to connect to the Internet and to the DMZ.


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Hi there,

I just came across this question and decided to post a small update here in case that anyone else comes across this in 2020.

I would recommend considering the new DigitalOcean VPC networks.

VPC networks are completely isolated from both other customers and other VPCs on your own account. See here for more details:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/vpc/

It’s also worth pointing out that DigitalOcean private networks provided account level isolation since July 18, 2018. The big changes with the release of VPCs are:

  • You can create multiple VPCs that are isolated from each other
  • You can define the IP range for your VPCs yourself

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