I have a machine with several interfaces that I can configure as I want, for instance:
- eth1: 192.168.1.1
- eth2: 192.168.2.2
I would like to forward all the traffic sent to one of these local addresses through the other interface. For instance, all requests to an iperf, ftp, http server at 192.168.1.1 should be not just routed internally, but forwarded through eth2 (and the external network will take care of re-routing the packet to eth1).
I tried and looked at several commands, like iptables, ip route, etc... but nothing worked.
The closest behavior I could get was done with:
ip route change to 192.168.1.1/24 dev eth2
which send all 192.168.1.x on eth2, except for 192.168.1.1 which is still routed internally. May be I could then do NAT forwarding of all traffic directed to fake 192.168.1.2 on eth1, rerouted to 192.168.1.1 internally? I am actually struggling with iptables, but it is too tough for me.
The goal of this setup is to do interface driver testing without using two PCs.
I am using Linux, but if you know how to do that with Windows, I'll buy it!
The external network is just a crossover cable between eth1 and eth2. Let's say I have an http server on my machine. Now I want to access this server from the same machine, but I want to force the TCP/IP traffic to go through this eth1/eth2 cable. How should I configure my interfaces for this?