Is my IP getting blocked by Digital Ocean?

Posted March 24, 2020 2.8k views


I’m running a VPS with Ubuntu 18.04 and fail2ban and I keep on getting blocked by some firewall somehow and it’s not fail2ban/iptables (I think). Everytime I try to use rsync I get blocked. Can’t find anything on my side, nothing in iptables, logfiles etc.

Can Digital Ocean block my IP somehow?

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Hello, @johnthoss

Could you please let me know if you’re experiencing this issue when you try to rsync the data from or to your VPS? Can you share more information about the process itself so we can better understand the situation and offer some advice?

If you’re using rsync to move some files/data to your droplet you can whitelist the IP address of the other server in order to make sure that the rsync process will not be terminated. The same goes if your using rsync to move some data from your VPS/droplet to another server as well.