Redirecting Web Requests

  • Hello All,

    So initially i had 1 web server and pfsense had some port fow rules set up on 80 and 443 to the apache host all worked well.

    Now i have a new requirement to have some more web servers within the same network.

    So i started looking at apache2 proxypass but then all web requests will be hitting the web server and then get redirect to the other web servers based on the request.

    i don't like that idea so i then started looking to directing the traffic with pfsense via something like squid reverse proxy and got a bit lost

    would one of you be able to advise on the best course of action to best manage the above scenario and possible a guid or tutorial on how to set it all up?


  • Netgate Administrator

    You can do that, forward requests to the correct server based on the host-header, using Reverse Squid or HAProxy.

    HAProxy is more capable but potentially more complex: