[CentOS] redirecting web requests from localhost

Thu Aug 29 01:27:42 UTC 2013
Markus Falb <wnefal at gmail.com>

On 29.Aug.2013, at 02:55, Markus Falb wrote:

> On 28.Aug.2013, at 21:49, Miguel González wrote:
>>   So, how can I redirect for instance 443 traffic to a specific IP to 
>> the local IP address of the local server? I have tried this:
>>    iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX -p tcp --dport 80 
> I think you has to do POSTROUTING

hmm, locally generated messages do not pass the PREROUTING AFAIK
this was why I was suggesting POSTROUTING, but...
POSTROUTING is wrong too according to the manpage for iptables

This target is only valid in the nat table, in the PREROUTING and OUTPUT chains, and user-defined chains which are only called from those chains.

If I read it correct, this rule should go into the OUTPUT chain.