FortiGate Hairpin NAT

Remember how in the last post, I talked about the Source Interface Filter on FortiGate DNAT policies? And remember how I talked about how DNAT policies overrule static route policies? Well, if you ever find yourself with a guest network that needs to be able to talk to the DMZ, make sure to add the guest network to your Source Interface Filter. Then, when a system on the guest network tries to get to the IP of something in your DMZ that has an associated DNAT policy, this will route the traffic correctly. I guess this is basically a hairpin NAT?

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