Only allow traffic to Droplets through Load Balancer

July 1, 2019 334 views
Load Balancing Firewall DigitalOcean

I have two droplets, a firewall and a load balancer.

I can access HTTP on droplets & load balancer address.

If I change the Firewall Inbound rule from
HTTP TCP 80 All IPv4 All IPv6
To
HTTP TCP 80 {IP of Load balancer]

The Load balancer health checks then report both Droplets down. Health checks are performed on
http://0.0.0.0:80/

I get HTTP response:
503 Service Unavailable
No server is available to handle this request.

1 Answer

Found the answer: add the name of the load balancer to the firewall rule rather than it’s public IP address

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