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I have a domain and its companya.com, with a static ip address, I know and have access to use anthing in front of it...for example.....webmail.companya.com but using another ip addresses to point to other machines in the network....
but on the same web server where I have companya.com I have another folder I want exposed for downloads.
I want to have downloads.companya.com pointing a different folder that is on the same box as the webserver (companya.com) can I do this without using another ip address.
I have windows 2003 server.
Please advise the steps if possible.
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solraccheffy
This problem is nothing to do with DNS

To publish 2 sites from IIS6 you will need to set up a host header in the properties for each site, webmail.companya.com and downloads.companya.com.

If you are not using IIS6 to serve the webmail system, then you will need to run your webmail service and your IIS site (for downloads.companya.com ) on different ports.


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first off I am using IIS6.0, maybe I was not to clear....
companya.com points to 123.123.123.110
webmail.companya.com points to 123.123.123.111

I want to have another one, downloads.companya.com and it points to to 123.123.123.110

I thought I tried using the hostheader but it did not work for me.....what are the steps and where are the "Actual" settings put?
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Sorry, I misunderstood - I didn't realise you had 2 fixed IP addresses.

You need to look at the DNS records for companya.com. Ask your DNS provider to add an extra "host" (or "A") record for downloads.companya.com pointing to 123.123.123.110. You will only need host headers if 123.123.123.110 is already running a site on port 80 and you want to run another off the same IP and port number.

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yea....I am the DNS provider... :)
and yes the site is already running on port 80, I want downloads to be on there as well so I just add another "site" and specify another port and what else?
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If you have added your own A record and set up a new site then that should be it

If this isn't working then perhaps you could better describe the overall setup and i should be able to figure out what's missing


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