clarkconnect 4.1 CE & failover
Posted on 2006-11-30
before I begin, I'd like to point out that I am a total newbie to Linux. The reason I chose clarkconnect as a gateway/firewall is because it's so easy to use. So please keep this in mind when answering, I would very much appreciate it.
As I said above, I am using Clarkconnect 4.1 community edition to protect my home network and my web server which I host myself.
I have 2 nics, one green for my lan and one red for the internet. The red is connected to my modem acting in bridge mode. All works perfectly using PPPOE.
I recently had a few web server crashes (Windows :-)), and being away from home I had no way to recover and re-boot. So I am thinking of implemeting some kind of failover where if my web server is down, the packets are forwarded from my linux firewall to a different IP on port 80. I am using a fixed IP address on the WAN side and configured the firewall to act as a dns server.
Can someone point me on the right path, is it possible to have some kind of route on the firewall so that if one internal IP is not available it will forward the packets to a different ip.