Question

Private Network

Setup:

  1. Built a base image via packer.
  2. This base image is used to set up my infrastructure (via ansilbe)
  3. Terraform sets private_networking https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/do/r/droplet.html#private_networking variable to true

Question:

  1. why do are these droplets (configured via terraform) assigned a public ip?
  2. why is their public ip reachable on the internet

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  1. Droplets always have public ip, they can have private ip if u choose to have private networking on.
  2. you can always set firewall rules to deny public ip .