Help with Forwarding Rule


#1

Hi I am new to cloudflare and could use some help to accomplish forwarding my site. Since I am new here they won’t let me post what it thinks fare URL so I am going to do my best to describe this without doing so. Here is what I am trying to do.

When someone visits www mysite com they get forwarded to www mysite com :12345.

I have an A record for www that points to where the ip address of my host. I then have a forwarding rule that says, “If URL matches” www mysite com/ then “Forwarding URL” www mysite com :12345. When I do it this way the site simply times out.

I have also tried forwarding to hostipaddress :12345. This works but the browser then shows you are vising hostipaddress :12345 which I don’t want.

What I do want is for vising www mysite com to forward to www mysite com :12345 without exposing where my site is hosted. If this could be accomplished without exposing the port number that would be great but not a must.


#2

Is 12345 an example or the real port?

The following ports are proxied by Cloudflare:


#3

No it is not a real port I am using. That as just an example of what I want to do. Most of the ports I use are pretty random but the most important thing I wanted was for a user not to have to include a port number in URL and secondary was to reverse proxy the domain. Masking the port number wasn’t a necessity. After some more research it seems that Cloudflare cannot do what I want, at least not with the free account. I ended up setting up a small nginx server at Hetzner to do the reverse proxy functions. Everything is working just as I wanted it now but thanks for taking time to respond.


#4

The main problem ist that if example.com is protected (proxied) by Cloudflare any redirect to other ports than those meintioned above will fail.

Happy to see that you found a working solution. :slight_smile:


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