I have a NATed system with a BorderManager 3.8 acting as my Internet gateway server.

I have a device that I want my staff to be access from anywhere via the web, but because it is a NATed system, I want the staff to access it from the external IP address, even when they are on the inside system. That way they don't have to try and remember two different IP addresses.

I went into INETCFG on the Internet gateway server and put in a static host route for the external IP address for the device to the internal address. My thinking is that if I try to access the device from the inside with the external IP address, it would be rotued noramlly until it gets to the Internet gateway server, which will see the destination IP and redirect it to the device using the Internet IP address that the statics route defines.

Are you following that?

Do you have any idea what's going and what I need to do to correct this problem?

Thanks in advance.


Delon E. Weuve
Senior Network Engineer
Office of Auditor of State
State of Iowa