My situations is like this; i host a number of websites from within our joint network solution. On the network is basically 3 categories:
- the known public, registered via mac, given static dhcp lease
- the anonymous lan connections, given lease from specific dhcp range
- switches, unix hosts firewall
Now, consider following hosts which are of interest
- 184.108.40.206 (Zywall USG 300 WAN)
- 192.168.1.1 (ZyWall USG 300 LAN) load balances and bw monitors plus handles NAT
- 192.168.1.2 (Linux www) serves mydomain1.tld and mydomain2.tld
- 192.168.123.123 (Random LAN client) accesses mydomain1.tld from LAN
- 220.127.116.11 (Random External client) accesses mydomain1.tld via WAN
DNS A records are setup so that both mydomain1.tld and mydomain2.tld points to 18.104.22.168 - and the Linux www serves the http parts with VirtualHost configurations, setting up the document roots pr ServerName, this is not so interesting though..
NAT rule translates 22.214.171.124:80 to 192.168.1.2:80 (1:1 NAT) as such:
- Type: Virtual Server
- Interface: WAN
- Original IP: any
- Mapped IP: 192.168.1.2
- Original port: 80
- Mapped port: 80
While NAT-Loopback is activated it causes device unreachable from external interfaces (havent tried though, if it makes LAN -> WAN IP:80 work)
Our problem follows;
When accessing http://mydomain1.tld from outside (126.96.36.199 example host) the joint network - everything is fine, zywall receives requests via port 80 and maps it to the linux host' httpd. However - once trying to go through the NAT from LAN side (in-house, 192.168.123.123 example host) then one gets filtered in the Zywall port 80 firewall.
I know this only because port 443 is open for administration interface and https://mydomain1.tld prompts for zywall login.
So my conclusion is, that the LAN that accesses 188.8.131.52 in fact are routed to 192.168.1.1 whilst bypassing the NAT table.
I need to know how to setup NAT / Policy Route, so that LAN > WAN > LAN will function with proper network translations instead of doing the 'quick nameserver lookup' or whatever this might be.