Linux routing - hop server on same subnet

by perfecto25   Last Updated March 14, 2019 20:00 PM - source

Im trying to get a very simple setup to work,

I have 2 AWS ec2 instances (blue),

instance B has a Ipsec VPN into our datacenter and can ping internal IPs of this datacenter, ie server C (

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I need ec2 A instance to be able to ping and connect to server C by using B as a hop. Both A and B are on same subnet. I tried adding B's IP as a gateway on A,

  [email protected]>  ip route add via

and also setup firewall rules on B to forward traffic (sysctl ip4 forwarding = 1),

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iptables -A FORWARD -s 0/0 -d -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -s -d 0/0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -d 0/0 -s -j MASQUERADE

But I cannot ping C from A. What am I missing?

All hosts are Centos 7.

Thank you.

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