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Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Can I test my Barracuda Web Application Firewall install without affecting our production environment?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 5 months ago

Solution #00003935

Scope:
All Barracuda Web Application Firewalls, all firmware versions.

Answer:

Use the following steps to test the applicable operating mode:

 

Bridge Mode

  1. Configure the WAN IP address and add new services.
  2. Connect a cross over cable from the NIC card on a laptop computer to the WAN port on the front of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.
  3. Connect the LAN port from your Barracuda Web Application Firewall to the network switch that is connected to your web servers.
  4. Test your web pages, and view the logs updating accordingly.

Full Reverse Proxy

  1. Connect the LAN port from your Barracuda Web Application Firewall to the network switch that that is connected to your web servers.
  2. Connect a cross over cable from the NIC card on a laptop computer to the WAN port on the front of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.
  3. Create a service using an available IP address and then use the IP for the real server on the back end.
  4. Test your web pages, and view the logs updating accordingly.

One Arm Reverse Proxy Mode

  1. Connect the WAN IP of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to the network switch where the web server resides.
  2. Create a service using an available IP address in same subnet and then use the IP for the real server on the back end.
  3. Test your web pages from the service (VIP) IP, and view the logs updating accordingly. 

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