I want to redirect the request to my machine to another URL[not IP address]. Is there any way to achieve this using iptables?.. or what is the way to achieve this?..
closed as not a real question by Lucas Kauffman, Ward, Michael Hampton, Ladadadada, rnxrx Aug 23 '12 at 16:43
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Iptables is used for ipv4 packet filtering. What you want is redirecting an url, which is part of http(rotocol). For forwarding an URL you can use a (simple) webserver, and configure it to forward request to another url.
Depending on your forward requirements this can be a simple html file with
Or a complicated ruleset using Apache mod_rewrite.