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WEB: Server-Pool all members down, option to redirect to a website with customized error page?

  • 1.  WEB: Server-Pool all members down, option to redirect to a website with customized error page?

    Posted Sep 12, 2019 06:38 AM
    Hi,

    Coming from F5, where they use a fallback server entry, i.e. you can redirect the clients to an customizable server to display an error message.

    in FWEB I have not found a possiblity to do this, only to add a member and specify this as the backup server.

    It would have been interesting to use a redirect instead of specifying an additional member.

    A Backup server should be ok, but are there some reasons why a redirect would be better (certificates, host header, direct connection client instead of through fweb? .....


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    Regards,
    Pat
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  • 2.  RE: WEB: Server-Pool all members down, option to redirect to a website with customized error page?

     
    Posted Sep 12, 2019 06:59 AM

    What you are describing is a feature set used more commonly by ADC technologies like F5 vs. traditional WAF, but is something to take into consideration for future development efforts.


    NOTE: 
    FortiADC, which competes directly with F5, supports this option and also includes WAF features. 
    Here is a reference link on this setting option:
    https://help.fortinet.com/fadc/5-2-0/olh/index.html#FortiADC/handbook/slb_error_page.htm?Highlight=error