Connecting to TencentDB for Redis Instances (over Public Network)

Last updated: 2021-07-13 10:19:11

    Overview

    TencentDB for Redis does not support direct access over a public network, but you can use a CVM instance with a public IP to access a Redis instance over a public network through port forwarding.

    Note:

    Port forwarding with iptables is not stable, so we do not recommend this public network access solution in a production environment.

    Directions

    1. Log in to a CVM instance and enable the IP forwarding feature.
      Note:

      The CVM and TencentDB instances must be under the same account and in the same VPC in the same region, or both in the classic network.

      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
      
    2. Configure the forwarding rule. The following sample code is to forward access requests of 26.xx.x.2:10001 (CVM public IP and customizable port) to a Redis instance whose private IP and port are 10.0.0.5:6379.
      iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 10001 -j DNAT --to-destination 10.0.0.5:6379
      iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -d 10.0.0.5 -p tcp --dport 6379 -j MASQUERADE
      
    3. Configure the security group to open the public port of the CVM instance. We recommend that you configure a security group rule to allow only the source which needs to connect to the Redis instance.
    4. To connect to the Redis instance in the private network using a public network address (26.xx.xx.2:10001 in the sample code), you can use the same command as the private network connection command. For more information, please see Connecting to TencentDB for Redis Instances.
    5. After connecting to the Redis instance, run the info command. If database information is returned, the connection is successful.