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Internal Network Traffic? VPC?

  • Posted June 2, 2014

I’m curious about visibility of a uer’s internal traffic, is it vlan’d to your own cluster (like a VPC)? Or do neighbors exist therefore requiring SSL for any traffic that should remain private?

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Your local network traffic is exposed to all servers in the same DigitalOcean datacenter. All clients share the same local network.


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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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Currently individual accounts are not on separate VLANs. You can vote for the feature and follow its progress over on DigitalOcean’s UserVoice page: <br> <br>https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3574245-vlan <br> <br>So depending on the type of traffic, you may want to set up SSL encryption on the private network.