Accessing a Citrix web interface from outside/internet using Windows NAT:

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have following setup:

1. One Xenserver hosting to VMs(2008 VMs). 1 VM acts as domain controller, citrix WI with site something like 2nd VM has Citrix installated.

2. First VM IP is and 2nd is and gateway IP is

3. Now I have 2 more VMs in VM workstation with Bridged VM ethernet. One of the VM acting as NAT has following IP(Windows 2003):

1.  Internal network with RIP protocol.
2. and default gateway is (Outside)

Second VM (Windows XP acts as outside network with IP address

Have following issues:

1. I can ping from but not
2. I want to connect to internal Citrix web interface from How should I achieve this? How to connect to On external NAT i have also allowed port 80 to be forwarded to private IP

Please help!!
Question by:basraj
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    it seems you have problem with  RIP !

    RIP protocol will only work when you have at lest 2 RIP running device in the network for exchange RIP routing table .

    in your scenario  as explained i did not found any 2nd RIP router or server who responding exchange routing table information .

    you able to ping from because its your NAT/Router server NIC ip , and NAt server do not know more about 192.168 network so you getting RTO.

    i recommend you to disable RIP and just configure a static route on your NAT server
    as fallowing .
    i assume you have 2 NIC and configured as fallowing on your NAT server .
    Local Area connection =
    Local Area connection 1=

    now open routing and remote access > go to IP routing > Right click on Static Routes, and click Add Static Route on the right click menu >  
    choose Local Area connection in interface menu
    Network mask
    and then press OK

    now again do the same for network
    Right click on Static Routes, and click Add Static Route on the right click menu >  
    choose Local Area connection 1 in interface menu
    Network mask
    and then press OK

    and now on set as Gateway
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I will check and let you know.
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