Is it possible to TURN OFF private network once enabled on a droplet?

February 10, 2014 4.2k views
I created a new droplet and checked the 'private network' box, not really knowing what it is for. I don't need it on my droplet - how can I turn it off?
6 Answers

In order to disable private networking from the command line, you need to edit the file /etc/network/interfaces It will look something like this:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your
# system and how to activate them. For more information, see
# interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth1 eth0
iface eth0 inet static
iface eth1 inet static

eth0 is the public interface, while eth1 is the private interface. Remove the sections about eth1 (highlighted above), and restart your droplet:

sudo shutdown -r now
You can disable it in the DO control panel under the settings tab, or if you don't want to power off your droplet, firewall the interface.
on setting tab don't exist that option
Where is your droplet located?

I have the same issue. There is no button to disable the private networking.

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