Content Switching between multiple SSH servers

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I am trying to setup multiple SSH servers that all respond on the same VIP but are routed based on host names. I have setup content rules and a VIP with content switch rules enabled, similar to other working VIPs that I have, but I am unable to connect to any SSH server. What am I missing?

I am trying to accomplish the following:

Public FW port 22 --> VIP IP (10.105.10.2) --> content switching based on host name to real servers:

host1.acme.com = 10.105.10.12:22
host2.acme.com = 10.105.10.12:3128
host3.acme.com = 10.105.10.9:22

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Bill DeCastro

Hi Andy,

Unfortunately, Content Switching can't be used for SSH session. To accomplish what you're hoping, I'd recommend configuring a different VS for each of the host names you have.

If this is a feature you would like to see implemented on the LoadMaster, I'd recommend submitting a feature request here: https://support.kemptechnologies.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200047268-Feature-Requests

I can say with certainty that you will receive a response from Project Management, but I'm unsure if they would approve this request, as this is a feature we rarely see requested.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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andy

Thanks for your response. I was beginning to think that this might be the case. 

 

In regards to your recommendation, I'm not sure that would be able to help me. The dilemma that i have is that all the public domains I am trying to route point to the same public IP / FW, so I am trying to accomplish separating a connection to each ssh server based on the host name, while keeping only port 22 open.