Redirect site using mod_rewrite

I have a webforum and im moving hosts. The new host is setup and live, and the old is closed to posting to avoid db merge issues.

I want to initiate DNS changes, but would prefer to get the ball rolling immediately then have users receive a 'site is down for DNS changes' or similar.

I looked at mod_rewrite, but cant figure out how to redirect an entire site to another host (by its IP).

Any suggestions?
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into the .htaccess file

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .*{REQUEST_URI} [L,R]
But to have this, You don't need use Rewrite, just put

Redirect temp /

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That would redirect forever if is on the same server, wouldn't it?

You may have to do a conditional IP check using mod_rewrite.
Ah, new host means different server. Misread that, sorry.
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