Forward based on hostname



  • Hi,

    Sorry if this has been covered - I have been looking through the forums for awhile because it seems like it should be a common request.

    I would like to get a number of web servers running on my internal network (NAT).  But only have a single public IP address for my WAN interface.

    If a external user requets "http://www.server1.com" I would like to get it to port 80 on "server1" and if they type in "http://www.server2.com" have it forward to port 80 on "server2" and so on.  From the NAT menu I can only see how to do this using different ports - ie. server1 on TCP-80 and server2 on TCP-8080.  To complicate things a bit I also have some Apache servers running Virtual Hosts (based on hostname).

    My DNS is setup to point all A records to the public (WAN) IP address.

    Again - sorry if this has been covered.

    Thanks,

    jk



  • Pfsense can't do this. You would have to work this out with apache. Either put all the websites on the same server, or I think you could use the apache proxy module to grab the pages and from the correct server and act as the middleman.



  • Thank you for the quick reply.

    I think I will just install Pound (http://www.apsis.ch/pound/) at a central point and forward all web traffic to it for redistribution based on requested URL.

    Again - thank you for the quick reply :-)

    If I ever learn how to create packages I will attempt a pound package.

    Cheers,

    jk


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