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I have an Ubuntu machine that I'm using as my home Internet router. It uses a USB mobile broadband modem as its Internet connection, and shares this with another router (via the router's "Internet" port) which I use as my LAN.

How do I redirect requests from within my LAN for a given URL to a custom IP address (ex have google.com redirect to x.x.x.x)?

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Using DNS would be the way to do this, but as I have not successfully set up bind9 DNS, I am not providing this information as an answer. –  Thomas W. Jul 18 '11 at 2:58
    
Ugh, me neither... guess I can try bind9 again :) –  yuttadhammo Jul 18 '11 at 3:03
    
Okay, I've got bind9 setup and working (maybe?), how do I make a rule to redirect the url? –  yuttadhammo Jul 18 '11 at 3:23
    
as i've said, i havent ever configured bind9 correctly, so I can't help you unfortunately. You might wait for someone else to come around –  Thomas W. Jul 18 '11 at 3:26

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The easiest way to come about this is properly installing dnsmasq (which is a DNS cacheing server) then in the folder /etc/dnsmasq.d add a file for each domain you want to redirect.

For instance this is the contents of /etc/dnsmasq.d/hotmail.com on my system:

address=/hotmail.com/127.0.0.1
address=/www.hotmail.com/127.0.0.1

If I then ask the DNS server for the IP of hotmail.com i get 127.0.0.1 like this:

llp@cerberus:~$ nslookup hotmail.com
Server:     192.168.0.10
Address:    192.168.0.10#53

Name:   hotmail.com
Address: 127.0.0.1

llp@cerberus:~$

There are a bit more options you can set, they can all be found described in /etc/dnsmasq.conf

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Thanks, I knew it could be done! Just a note, don't install dnsmasq! Ubuntu comes with dnsmasq-base, which provides the same functionality, I think. Config file is /etc/dnsmasq.conf, just add address= for each entry, as above. –  yuttadhammo Jul 22 '11 at 14:40

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