Accessing Web server on LAN by internal users
Posted on 2004-10-20
I am using a Watchguard Firebox II. It has one Static Public IP address. I am using NAT to forward HTTP to a Web server on the trusted interface. Everything is fine from the outside world, but users on the LAN resolve the same IP for the website as Internet users do but cannot connect. They have to use the private IP address of the Web server to connect.
I realize a hosts file entry will resolve this for internal users, and I realize a DNS zone on an Internal DNS server could provide the private IP, but I would really like to do this on the firewall. Since a Linksys BEFSR41 with whatever NAT it uses will work, I would have to assume there would be a way to do this with the Watchguard. Any Ideas?