NAT rule not working between LAN and LAN

  • My LAN Network is and I have couple of VMs in it (A) & (B). I have a application running in (A) at 6443 port that should be reached by this address from B.

    I want to do a curl from B like [ curl -x ]. When I did tcpdump packet is reaching pfsense node but pfsense is dropping it looks like.

    What kind of NAT rule I should add?  I have one NAT rule which is not working I have attached that rule and firewall rule.

    Note: network is not assigned to any interfaces of my VMs as well as pfsense here that is what I need.

    Some pointer would be helpful.

  • Why want you do that? Why don't you use its interface address?

    The application will never get the requests if that IP isn't assigned to the machines interface in the operating system.

    Beyond, natting that won't work if both, client and server, are connected to the same interface. Therefore you will need a proxy.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Confused about this address?  So your running multiple layer 3 on the same layer 2 network.. Ie your 192.168.0/24- where is this 10.96 coming from??  Is that a VM behind a VM software nat on the host?

  • I am deploying kubernetes cluster using those VMs and specifically testing macvlan driver. so containers starting in that VM also get ip from 192.168.0.# ip address and host iptables will not be applied to those packets. I have to rely on router for routing

    But I am able to reach from my VM which have 192.168.0.# ipaddress Below two ip tables rules in the VM helps

    -A KUBE-SERVICES -d -p tcp -m comment --comment "default/kubernetes:https cluster IP" -m tcp --dport 443 -j KUBE-SEP-TNJASDWJMM375A6
    -A KUBE-SEP-TNJASDWJMM375A64 -p tcp -m comment --comment "default/kubernetes:https" -m recent --set --name KUBE-SEP-TNJASDWJMM375A64 --mask --rsource -m tcp -j DNAT --to-destination

    How to create similar rule in pfsense?

  • @viragomann:

    Beyond, natting that won't work if both, client and server, are connected to the same interface.

    In that case I tried curl -k from inside pfsense VM that also not working. what could be the reason?. One thing I noticed because default route is WAN, I see the packet trying to leave via WAN interface rather than LAN interface, can I set any static route? or how to modify my nat rule to achieve this.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Dude if you have some downstream router that understands this 10.96.0 network then you would create a static route..

    Still not understanding where this 10.96.0 network is… its on your VM host?

    your 192.168.1 is a transit to get to this downstream network.  If your doing some nat on some VM host.. You would send traffic to this VM hosts IP where this IP is natted too..

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