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Can I use route or some other tool to tell my linux box that it should connect to localhost instead of a given IP (of some other machine on the internet, not on the same subnet)?

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One way is to configure another loopback address. Assuming you have one loopback already:

ifconfig lo:1 inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.255.255.255 up

Note: This will need to be added to a start-up script since each time you reboot, this configuration is lost.

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rinetd will listen on a IP/port and forward it to an IP/port of your choosing. It doesn't care about what subnet either IP is in.

I haven't checked nc (netcat)'s options too closely but it might be able to do that too.

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