#StackBounty: #networking #google-cloud-platform #google-kubernetes #google-container-engine Kubernetes – External Connection through s…

Bounty: 50


I need to find a way to have 1 IP that is used by all pods everytime they need to connect to the “outside world”.


I’m trying to integrate my application with a Payments Gateway service. However, this service needs to whitelist my servers IP, refusing all other connections for security.

Now, I’m running a GKE (3, actually) cluster with Kubernetes 1.5.2. In this cluster I have around 30 pods and I need 1 in specific to route it’s Internet directed traffic through a static, predicatable IP address.

Right now, I have to give a list of my cluster instances external IPs to be whitelisted but this is a problem.

The cluster is setup to autoscale up to 5 instances and also all these instances have an ephemeral IP and 1 – I DON’T want to be forced into turning all these into static IPs.
2 – I also DON’T want to be forced to expose that particular pod through an external endpoint making it available for Internet-to-cluster directed connections.

Is there any way I can say/configure:

- This pod forwards all it's Internet directed connections through X endpoint?
  Obviously, this should be something easy to configure to work with 1 pod
or with all of them I so desired.

What’s the correct course of action here? How can I achieve this?

I’ve referenced this SO question and the Source IP docs on Kubernetes as well as this instructions on how to setup a NAT Gateway (which, given the flexible cluster config, I don’t think would work)

Best Regards

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