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Behind a Firewall - IP mapping

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by MarkDAE, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. MarkDAE

    MarkDAE Guest

    Hi all,

    I was wondering, i have a server behind a "real" firewall and the firewall maps all external traffic to the inner DMZ

    So the external ip 82.xxx.xxx.101 points to the DMZ ip on server 192.xxx.xxx.101

    Now this is afaik a common setup if you are behind a firewall.

    I think you guys see it comming .. When i create a DNS entry in plesk it points to the internal (192.) adapter address ..

    Now i can solve this by adding the 82.xxx.xxx.101 address to the adapter but is this the way to do it ??


  2. ditonth

    ditonth Guest

    Hi Mark,

    I have encountered your problem as well and didn't find a work around. I had to stick to using a public address and then firewall the address with a good firewall/router.

    It would be interesting to know if this is possible.
  3. pavel

    pavel Guest

    Just modify dns zone template in Plesk CP -> Server -> DNS to replace "<ip>" tag with the real external IP address and all new domains will point to the specified external IP right after creation.
  4. webyhost

    webyhost Guest

    I don't think this will help if you want to automate plesk and have multiple IP addresses?
    My solution was to give the plesk servers a public IP.

    My router could do both Public IP and forwarding with no issues.
  5. pavel

    pavel Guest

    You're right. It will not be that easy with multiple external IPs. Things will become little bit better when per client DNS template will be implemented.
  6. MarkDAE

    MarkDAE Guest

    Eventually, i went for both solutions

    Edit the DNS template and create two new nameservers pointing to the external IP's

    Let my firewall do the rest.

    thank you all.

    Kind regards,