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How can I forward requests for to page?

We are in the process of transition whereby the content is now on our site with a specific URL. I realise I will need to change the A record to point to our IP address but how do I forward traffic based on the original request to a specific page?

Once a re-direct is in place the server will be taken down completely.

I was under the impression this could be done with host headers but can't seem to find anything relating to this scenario.

Many thanks

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Easiest way is creating a redirect HTML page on the old Server with a minimum timeout. Not that slick but all the work ie done by the client. Look for META REFRESH.

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Sorry & thanks for replying but I should have mentioned the server will be discontinued in the near future. [post updated to reflect] – antny Mar 29 '11 at 17:24
Your DNS should have propagated by then, so that's fine. – Jonathan Ross Mar 29 '11 at 17:30
Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding here but updating the A record will only point to the new server and so requests for will go to rather than a specific page will it not? – antny Mar 29 '11 at 17:35

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