Jim Henderson wrote:

> On Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:37:59 +0000, Kevin Boyle wrote:
> > Jim Henderson wrote:
> >
> >> It sounds like you might need to use the gateway's capability to
> >> provide a NAT Loopback (that's what my router calls it) to allow
> >> traffic behind the firewall to access resources behind the firewall
> >> using the external IP address.
> >>
> >> In that case, though, it'd not be a SLE implementation issue

> unless SLE >> was the gateway itself.
> >>
> >> Jim

> >
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> > That is exactly what I want to do and, yes, the SLES server is the
> > router/gateway only I haven't found any information on how to do
> > this or if it is even possible using SLES.
> >
> > Have you seen th s done before with SLE or even openSUSE software?

> I haven't, but if you're using iptables in SLE (on SLE11 that's what
> the firewall is for me, and it seems to also be what's on my openSUSE
> boxes), maybe this will help:

> nat-loopback-work
> Jim

Yes, that helps a lot and does make sense.

Currently the firewall is configured using the SuSEfirewall2
configuration file. I'll have to give this some thought to see if I can
accomplish the same thing or if I'll have to switch to iptables. That's
something I have considered on a number of occasions but have never
taken the plunge!

Thanks to both you and Malcolm for your help.

Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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