Force all traffic to a specific website over one interface?
is this possible? if it is I assume its a firewall rule. I took a look at the options and im unsure of how I should enter it as destination..
here is how I think I should set it up as:
TCP (since its over port 80)
Source LAN Net
Destination Single Host or Alias (www.website.com)
Destination Port range 80:80
Gateway : default
State: Keep State
and I would place this rule ABOVE loadbalance?
I have NO DMZ. I have one LAN net with wireless bridged to it. I have 2 WANs. Using 1.2.3-RC1.
Am I on the right track with this? I dont want to try it in case I bork my load balancing or somethign…
ok so I figured it out.
the firewall configuration above is accurate, HOWEVER one small change. Instead of www.whatever.com I needed to create an alias for www.whatever.com, which is good because it offers me the opportunity to add not only one site, but the sites entire dns pool.
received three IP addresses. I shoved em all into a firewall alias, shoved the alias into a firewall rule, and VOILA! Problem solved :D
That works but if the DNS record for www.whatever.com ever changes you'll have to update your alias manually.
thats true. is there a package to notify me of such a change? or a shell script?
You could write one yourself. If it were me, I'd use php CLI and use a simple condition. Then, php could email you if a change was found. I would write you an example, but I'm on my iPhone…
jonny, do you mind sharing the script with me as well?
I'll gladly write yous up a script but it would be great if you could give me a few days as I'm just busy with work.