Neutron port forwarding (qrouter -> VMs)

asked 2015-07-09 03:24:27 -0500

imarino gravatar image

updated 2015-07-09 03:38:07 -0500

Hi all, i actually have been able to enable some kind of NAT port forwarding inside the qrouter namespace:

% sudo ip netns exec qrouter-xxxxxxxx iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -p tcp --dport 2222 -j DNAT --to

The qrouter-xxxxxxxx is directly connected to br-ex and has this way a public IP so I can basically do things like:

% ssh qrouter-public-ip -p 2222

and land directly on internal VM on port 22, this works fine. Idea is to forward port 22XY where XY are reserved for each VM where I need ssh access:

% ssh qrouter-public-ip -p 2222 -> TENANT1 VM1

% ssh qrouter-public-ip -p 2223 -> TENANT1 VM2

% ssh qrouter-public-ip -p 2224 -> TENANT2 VM2

and so on. All this in order to avoid an extra jump station with another "wasted" public IP.

Now, question: How/where are iptables on qrouter-xxxxxxxx saved? Will they be lost when qrouter-xxxxxxxx restarts? And when/why should qrouter-xxxxxxxx restart?

Actually qrouter-xxxxxxxx "lives" on a namespace on one of my Neutron nodes and of course in my setup this virtual router get's crucial for services.

Thanks for any infos about this.


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Hi All, Do you have any plans to implements this?

Dariusz Tutaj gravatar imageDariusz Tutaj ( 2016-08-25 02:31:03 -0500 )edit