Using a CARP VIP to map 2nd public IP to LAN server
I have a pfSense 1.2-RC3 box with a CARP VIP I'm using to create a second public IP which maps to a server on our LAN. I'm NAT forwarding just the ports we need, which includes ssh, http, imap, smtp, imaps.
The weird thing is that when I shell in using the public IP from the outside, everything works great. When I shell in to the server's LAN IP from the LAN, everything also works fine. However, when I try to shell in from the LAN using the public IP, it works, but it's very slow and I keep getting disconnected. Is there something about NAT reflection that is problematic? It seems like this should work just fine, but it doesn't, especially since it sort of works.