Hello,
I am configuring a gateway using iptables on centos 5.2. The gateway is using DNAT to send all traffic over port 80 on eth0 to a web load balancer. Everything works great externally however wget from an internal machine (including the gateway itself) returns "connection refused". ping and dig work fine.

I believe the problem is in iptables where internal traffic is being routed out of eth1 to eth0 then back to eth1. Is it possible that the PREROUTING rule is not respected the second time around? Anyone got a rule I can add to forward the looped back traffic to the intended destination?

Here is my iptables script:

#!/bin/bash

#
# Flush all current rules from iptables
#
iptables -F
iptables --table nat --flush
iptables --delete-chain
iptables --table nat --delete-chain

#
# Raw defaults
#
iptables -P INPUT DROP
iptables -P FORWARD DROP
iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT

#
# Accept anything on localhost
#
iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT

#
# Accept packets belonging to established and related connections
#
iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT

#
# Enable forwarding on eth1
#
iptables -A FORWARD -i eth1 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -o eth1 -j ACCEPT

#
# Enable masquerade
#
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

#
# Accept HTTP connections over port 80
#
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth0 --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination 10.0.7.1:80

#
# Accept SSH connections over port 22
#
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --sport 22 -j ACCEPT

#
# Allow limited ping
#
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 3 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 11 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 8 -m limit --limit 10/second -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp -j DROP

#
# Save settings
#
/sbin/service iptables save

#
# Resatart iptables
#
service iptables stop
service iptables start

#
# List rules
#
iptables -L -v