Access to secure sites?
been using PF for about 5 years mono before it ;)
I have recently got a second WAN connection, and the loadbalancing I am really pleased with :)
with just one exception:- there are a few sites (things like webmail on my hosted server) and my FTP server that throw me out pretty much directly after connecting, because of the ip address change.
is there a way, where a specific SSL connection, once set up, will stay associated with one WAN IP address?
I am pretty sure it is only SSL that has this issue, so can I (perhaps) set up a rule by protocol (SSL) or, am I missing something?
of course, as SSL becomes the default, this is going to become a much bigger issue (though I notice Google doesnt seem to have an issue with it)
I am certain I am not alone with this, but a search of the forum didn't really help
thanks for any help ideas (or even snickering?)
You can try enabling sticky connections in System > Advanced, Miscellaneous in the load balancing section.
If that doesn't help with that particular site, you might have to enable a failover group and policy route connections to destination protocol/port TCP/443 to that. You might be able to policy route only specific sites but that is sort of a rabbit hole.
Understand that this is due to the site developers using the source address as at least part of the way to identify you instead of another method, such as a session cookie.
hi there Derelict!!
Thanks for your advice!! I will give that a try now :)
thanks for your help! I will let you know how it goes :)