redirect connections to localhost
On Friday 01 January 2010, Alexander wrote:
> On Friday 01 January 2010 03:07:42 Etaoin Shrdlu wrote:
> > On Thursday 31 December 2009, Alexander wrote:
> > > Is there a way to redirect TCP connections from external network
> > > interfaces to the local/loopback in network 127.0.0.0/8? I need
> > > functionality like DNAT target in iptables.
> > Uh...why don't you use DNAT then?
> This doesn't work, because kernel drops any packets that come from external
> network to 127.0.0.0/8.
Of course it does. But in these cases, the workaround is assigning a non-127
address to the lo interface, like 192.168.0.1/32 for example, and DNAT to that
address (and have whatever program should receive the data listen on
192.168.0.1, of course).