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Private Network Security Policy

  • Posted September 10, 2013

I’m very excited about the new private networking option. I have a couple questions:

  • How is the private traffic protected from sniffing by droplets not run by me?
  • Is it OK if I use nmap over the private network to analyze my own droplets?

Thanks for the hard work launching private networking!

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@Neil: You can only use the IP address that is assigned to your droplet.

Can I use different IP addresses on the private network interfaces of my droplets ?

How can I enable Private Network option in a deployed CentOS 6 x64 droplet?

<strong>* How is the private traffic protected from sniffing by droplets not run by me? </strong> <br>We filter traffic to prevent networks from leaking to a different droplet’s interface. However, we recommend that the users protect both public and private interfaces with iptables filters and use encryption where the data stored or transferred is sensitive.

<strong>* Is it OK if I use nmap over the private network to analyze my own droplets? </strong> <br>It’s allowed as long as it is not against the ToS. However if you cause any system issues your droplets will be throttled.