Load balanced Telnet Servers - Pass through original IP or hostname?
What I meant to say is - I know what you're thinking. What the heck is this guy doing load balancing telnet servers? Well as often happens in the world we work in, application folks made an initial request to have two telnet servers load balanced for our WMS. We explained carefully what the strengths and weaknesses are of this topology, including the fact that client IP addresses would be hidden because of SNAT functionality.
Now the application folks need to know the original IP address of a client request passing through the VIP. in this case, the telnet server is built by Pragma Systems...
Does anyone know of a way to create an iRule that will pass the original IP address of the telnet client? I've been browsing the forums and I see HTTP based rules that do that, but nothing that seems to match other protocols.
Thanks for listening!