IPCop forward external to external red

Hi Experts,

What we are trying to do is route or forward traffic that comes to our external ip (x.x.x.x) to another external ip (y.y.y.y).

We know how to forward from external to internal but we are looking to go red to red.

Any Ideas

Who is Participating?
Pierre FrançoisConnect With a Mentor Senior consultantCommented:
I advice you workaround #2. You will have to add the rules after the line containing "start)".
Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
With the default settings of IPCop, this is not possible, because IPCop is cutting traffic from red to red..

Possible workarounds:

1. let the modem/router do that, upstream, or
2. add an iptable rule in your /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall.local file allowing traffic from x.x.x.x to y.y.y.y, or
3. forward the traffic to some host inside your LAN or DMZ that is going to re-forward that traffic to y.y.y.y

Good luck.
nikdonovanauAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advise. Much appreciated.
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

nikdonovanauAuthor Commented:
For anyone out there trying to do this.  This is how I achieved it.

After start) in /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall.local

/sbin/iptables -t nat -A CUSTOMPREROUTING -p tcp -i wan-1 --dport [port] -j DNAT --to-destination [dest_ip]:[dest_port]

/sbin/iptables -A CUSTOMFORWARD -p tcp -i wan-1 -d [dest_ip] --dport [dest_port] -j ACCEPT

Thanks a lot.
Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
Thank you for this very useful complement of information. Instead of option "-i wan-1", I would say "-i $RED_DEV", right?
nikdonovanauAuthor Commented:
Sure I think you can use the variables from the config file.

My config file seemed to have $RED_DEV_1 or somthing like that so I chose to just hard code the name of my wan ethernet interface.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.