Reverse Proxy Configuration Problem
I am trying to configure PFSense v.2 as a router for my small network and I have an problem with my reverse proxy configuration using squid.
My configuration is very simple. I have two network interfaces. One public with WAN ip address and one private (c class network).
My private network has two apache web servers and I would like to published them via WAN ip address.
I'm having “Access Denied” from my proxy when I'm trying to access my private web server via public ip address.
I configured squid via pfsense webgui as following:
Services -> Proxy Server-> Reverse Settings ->
Reverse Proxy Interface: Wan
External FQDN: firewall.example.com
(Where firewall my WAN network interface of pfsense)
Enable HTTP reverse mode: CHECKED
(where 192.168.1.98 & 192.168.1.99 my internal web servers www1.example.com & www2.example.com)
(where www1.example.com & www2.example.com my internal web servers. Also firewall.example.com has public ip address)
ACL definitions: HOST1;URI1
I hope you can help me with this small issue and look forward to your answers.
marcelloc last edited by
Squid can be used as a reverse proxy but was not designed for it.
you can try:
varnish (realy fast but no so easy to configure. balance http)
haproxy (recently updated to latest version. balance http and https)
pfsenses built in load balancer(easy to configure and balance http and https)
Sorry for not answering how reverse squid works, I really prefer one of above options. :)