I hope someone can shed some light on this. My knowledge of networking is basic at best.
I have a CentOS server on two networks:
- NIC1 is on a public IP with gateway set sitting on Switch 1. (ADSL Internet)
- NIC2 is set to 10.10.10.2 with no gateway set sitting on Switch 2. (Cable Internet)
- Switch 2’s gateway/router is 10.10.10.1. (ASUS router)
Within the LAN, other LAN pc’s are able to access 10.10.10.2 on open ports. When a port forward rule is set from gateway/router 10.10.10.1 –> 10.10.10.2, this isn’t working. Port forwarding on gateway/router 10.10.10.1 –> to 10.10.10.3 works (Windows machine with gateway set to 10.10.10.1).
Is it possible to reach 10.10.10.2 from the public internet through the ASUS router 10.10.10.1?
IP policy routing.
I found two write-ups of the same that I used to update my CentOS server to enable the 2nd NIC to receive and send packets. Also was successful in updating another similar server with a dual NICs/gateways.
http://jensd.be/468/linux/two-network-cards-rp_filter <– I went with setting up IP policies under the ‘best solution’ section and did not change the rp_filter value. This write-up also has nice diagrams.
http://www.microhowto.info/howto/ensure_symmetric_routing_on_a_server_with_multiple_default_gateways.html <–additional example of the above which made it clearer for me.
If you want the changes permanent, then follow the instructions on the first link above.
- ip route add 184.108.40.206/24 dev eth0 table 1 (example Public IP #1)
- ip route add default via 220.127.116.11 table 1 (example Public IP #1’s gateway)
- ip route add 10.10.10.0/24 dev eth1 table 2 (second NIC on different network)
- ip route add default via 10.10.10.1 table 2 (ASUS router gateway)
- ip rule add from 18.104.22.168/32 table 1 priority 100
- ip rule add from 10.10.10.4/32 table 2 priority 110
- ip route flush cache
The /24 for you may change depending on subnet mask of your IP’s.