Am trying to troubleshoot an odd issue and was hoping someone might be able to assist.
1.) My ISP has provided a block of (5) static IPs (25.x.x.100, 25.x.x.101, 25.x.x.102, 25.x.x.103, 25.x.x.104)
2.) First, I assigned the first static IP to pfsense WAN interface under Interfaces > WAN as 25.x.x.100/24 (and added my ISP's gateway IP)
3.) My pfsense router has a LAN IP of 192.168.0.1, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and assigns internal addresses using DHCP
Am running snort without issue. Squid was installed at one point, but I uninstalled it along with squidguard, lightsquid and havp.
4.) I've created Virtual IPs for each of my static IPs as (Type: IP Alias):
25.x.x.100/24, 25.x.x.101/24 thru 25.x.x104/24
5.) I then assigned the next available static IP to my home server using Firewall:NAT: 1:1 setup as follows: 25.x.x.101/24 to 192.168.0.100 (server DHCP static lease IP)
6.) Next, I went into Firewall > Rules > WAN and create a new rule to pass HTTPS (port 43) traffic coming into 25.x.x.101 to 192.168.0.100
Destination: single host or alias - address: 192.168.0.100
Destination port range: HTTPS to HTTPS
Now, if I attempt to connect any client PC on my LAN to to the internet address of my server box (192.168.0.100) using the url: https://25.x.x.101
, I am immediately redirected to the pfsense web login page as if I had pointed to https://25.x.x.100
though the URL in the address bar itself doesn't change to https://25.x.x.100
Under System > Advanced > Firewall/NAT, my NAT setting are:
Disable NAT reflection for port forwards: UNCHECKED
Disable NAT reflection for 1:1 NAT: UNCHECKED
Automatically create outbound NAT rules which assist...: UNCHECKED
From another machine out on the internet, I am able to successfully browse to https://25.x.x.101
and be forwarded to my internal server 192.168.0.100. My goal was to be able to access 192.168.0.100 from behind the pfsense firewall using it's static WAN IP of 25.x.x.101.
Any assistance that someone could provide would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you!