I have a CRM on a server on a network. We have a static IP and another server outward facing. We use port-forwarding to map to the CRM, so that when you go to the IP or the FQDN, you get to the CRM:
Internally, we can access the CRM by going to
Lately, I've been noticing that accessing the server from outside the network times out or gives 503, bad gateway. During that time, I can also SSH (different port, so this works) into the outward facing computer and access the server just fine.
I have a robot monitoring the site and indeed via HTTP monitoring the site is going down periodically.
I looked through the Apache server access and error logs and nothing stuck out at me so I'm a bit confused as to what could be going on. I also searched the access logs for 503 and found nothing.
When I run
tracert from outside the network, it appears the packets basically make it through the wider area servers (Comcast city and county servers) and end up dropping at the CRM server's front step.
I'm tempted to replace the server because it is older and underpowered but it would be nice to know what is going on.
Any ideas what to do next?
Thanks for the feedback from everyone. This question is definitely vague, because I don't have much evidence to show. But I can say that to my knowledge there are no proxy servers on our network. If there are, I don't know about them or their configuration.
Also, the reason I mentioned port forwarding and SSH is because when these intermittent outages are happening, I can SSH into the server associated with the static IP. We just use port forwarding to access to CRM, because it's on another server.
I also have a DNS/DHCP server running and have gone through the configuration and nothing it out of the ordinary. The rest of the network is fine and ever since this intermittent trouble began, the CRM server configuration has been the same. This is one of those "nothing changed (to my knowledge) scenarios" so it's a bit tricky to troubleshoot. Plus, I'm not an expert in networking so I really don't know all what could be going on.
I will definitely go over what has been mentioned so far and try to solve the problem.