ACE with multiple context

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Nov 11th, 2009
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i've 4 virtual context in my ACE's possible to use the same real server in multiple context?2 context are configurated in one-arm mode

and 2 in bridge mode.

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Gilles Dufour Thu, 11/12/2009 - 04:18
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You can, but then you absolutely need to use client-nat to make sure the response from the server goes back to the appropriate context.

If the request came in on contextA and your default gateway is set to be contextB, you can't let the response from the server go to contextB since this context has no clue about the connection that came through context A.

So be very careful with what you do.


adrianolucania Thu, 11/12/2009 - 05:06
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so if my real server work with 2 different context we need to create 2 for context.

it's correct?

do you know some link about ACE example??



Gilles Dufour Fri, 11/13/2009 - 00:39
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you could use one context as the default path - selecting this contect as the default gateway.

Then the other context uses client nat to guarantee that the response comes back.

I don't know if there is a specific example for what you want to do.

You can check sample configs from :



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