NAT & Virtual IPs

  • Greetings,
    I am trying to setup virtual IPs in pfSense. I have been partially successful but believe I have run into a NAT issue.
    For example I have two networks, is my external network provided by the ISP and is my internal network. pfSense is setup on I want to map to so I setup a virtual IP 10.0.3 on subnet mask /24. I then configured a 1:1 NAT with as the External Subnet IP and the internal IP as, destination is any. I then created a Firewall rule to allow any to
    I can ssh into the machine on from a completely remote server using the external IP However when I try to ssh to from within the machine itself on I get directed to pfSense on So as a result applications that are bound to the external IP on the server aren't working correctly when it tries to talk to itself because it all gets direct to the pfSense system. I'm thinking I need some kind of outbound rule but I've tried to set one up but it didn't resolve my issue.
    Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you!

    A correction: It appears that when connecting to a virtual IP from any IP within the internal network ( it directs you to connect to the pfSense server.

  • I was able to solve by problem using the information provided here::'t_I_access_forwarded_ports_on_my_WAN_IP_from_my_LAN/OPTx_networks


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