Forward connection to another external IP?



  • Is it possible to forward a connection to port 80 coming from WAN of the pfsense box to another server on the WAN interface?

    for example the domain of my pfsense box is pfsenseforever.com but I want to point visitors of this adress to website.com
    This should only apply to port 80 connections!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    No, not easily.

    You might be able to pull it off with some sort of bounce daemon, but nothing supported or built-in.

    pf can't "reflect" a connection back out the same interface it enters.



  • I worked around something like that:

    I did it by having an OpenVPN connection between the two locations.
    I then forwarded the traffic to an IP on the other side of the tunnel.
    For traffic leaving back the original way i enable AoN and NATed traffic into the tunnel.
    Like this all requests seem to the server as if they come from the pfSense on the other side of the tunnel.


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