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Enabling two-way network bridging on instances?

asked 2013-08-28 18:50:31 -0500

filpano gravatar image

updated 2013-08-28 19:17:36 -0500

I'm trying to setup a testing environment using Openstack on a Debian 7 host. My node is located on a private network, at and hosts several different VMs, but I'll take my Webserver VM as an example.

Openstack tells me that the DHCP server assigned the Webserver VM with the IP Similarly, the internal service assigned the private IP to the Webserver VM.

The issue is however, this seems to be a one-way bridge! I can SSH into and I can access the VM located at the internal IP However, the VM itself isn't aware of the mapping. I wished to set up an Apache2 server, and no suprise, I cannot access it from outside the internal 10.x VM network.

Is this intended? Is there a way to circumvent this and allow for two-way mapping? I have been consulting the documentation but haven't found anything that seems promising.

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Why I don't see the complete message?

gadLinux gravatar imagegadLinux ( 2014-01-23 12:20:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-10 11:28:33 -0500

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You are simply doing NAT'ing from the outside world to your VM. The 'floating ip' your VM has is: It sounds like you have ssh allowed in what ever security group you have deployed but not http.

Would you verify which security group your VM is deployed to and if that security group is allowing port 80 inbound?

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