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open vpn between Droplets

  • Posted November 28, 2014

Can anyone please guide me to setup a opnevpn between two droplets.

If i have droplet A and Droplet B, Droplet B is openvpn server.Is it possible to connect Droplet A through Droplet B openvpn server and limiting the direct access of Droplet A directly. All the connection request should be only made through Openvpn server. Restrict Direct access to Droplet A through its public IP, and both droplet should only communicates through private networking with each other. In this way i just want to make it possible to restrict access to Droplet A for the outer world without implementation of heavy iptables and firewall rules to prevent any Droplet A’s application misbehavior.

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VPN and iptables are like walking to school vs. bringing a lunch. You need to do both?

Using OpenVPN is a great way to secure the connection between two droplets and create your own private network. We’ve got a tutorial that covers setting that up:

Though the IPTables approach works as well, and I’d argue it is easier to accomplish. Check out this tutorial for an alternative approach: