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I have a Ubuntu 12.04 host that has a squid proxy on it running on port 8080. I want to proxy all the web traffic from the host through squid using iptables. Is the correct method:

iptables -t nat -I OUTPUT -p tcp -d 127.0.0.1 --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080

This is not working. When I browse to a page it appears normally, even when the proxy is disabled. Any suggestions appreciated.

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iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080

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You can change that -A to -I to see immediate effect on the command line. –  Timothy Makobu Mar 23 '13 at 11:05

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