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> Cron help, Crontab
post Aug 31 2006, 02:13 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have a application running in Linux that utilizes a webservice that can be accessed within the office only. I have to shut it down for a couple hours a day in order to complete a backup. I was thinking that it would be easy for me to set a cron scrudule that says - any traffic to this IP will go to this intranet address. (which would show the online-offline calendar for that application. Is this possible? If not, what is the best suggestion for this type of event?
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post Sep 1 2006, 01:54 PM
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So cron can't do IP routing. What can is iptables, so what you need to do is look into a combinatino of iptables and crontab to do what you want.

iptables will allow you to route any traffic to a specific ip to another ip or what ever. And cron will alow you run a scrip that sets up and removes that rule.

Its a little tricky, but thats what you need to do.

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