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I received a request from one of our developers that I am having trouble solving.

Here in the office they use linux desktops and I can forward the localhost:80 via a iptables nat to localhost:8080. What they want is the same thing at home in windows 7.

I got what I think are two ways of going about this. One to reconfigure the jboss webserver and all the webapps urls (messy). The other is find a way to redirect/nat the localhost port 8080 to port 80. Though in windows 7 I am unsure of how to do this.

Anyone have anyideas on how to do the second?

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AFAIK, Win7 has no iptables equivalent. Writing a server that does what you want (listens on a port, copies everything to/from another) should be easy enough. You can find one at this URL: http://www.quantumg.net/portforward.php (untested). Using a reverse proxy (Google is yout friend) may fit the bill for http-like traffic. Also check this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3721000/port-forwarding-on-windows-7

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Doh, I feel like a dummy now, forgetting the term reverse proxy. As soon as I can up vote I will for you. –  bdavenport Jan 3 '12 at 14:53

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