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DNS Port Forwarding Advice

Hello Experts,

We have a windows 2000 domain and on this domain we have an application server that uses web access on port 80 and 8080.  Instead of using the actual server name we want to use.  So for example our server is called application1 and we want to use two domain names to access the different services.

so if the user goes to the url www.innovation.com they should be redirected to http://application1

This initial step I have done on the DNS server and all is working.  

However we also need another redirect, so if the user goes to www.ideasubmission.com they should be redirected to http://application1:8080

Its the port forwarding I am having the issue with,ie coming in on port 80 and being redirected to port 8080.

Can anyone explain how I can set this up in the DNS server??

I have created the zone ideasubmission.com and in there have the www host so it is resolving, but its going to the standard port 80 page and not the 8080.

Marks will be awarded for a full workable answer.

Many Thanks

Windows 2000

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8/22/2022 - Mon

You can't do that configuraion on you dns server. The DNS is intended for hostname to IP resolution, not to port transformation.
You must do that on your firewall.

There maybe other solutins, but for that need to knoe more about your environment:
-Are you using IIS?
-The apllication is accessed from the Internet or from inside your network?



Yes we are using IIS

The application is accessed purely from out internal network.

Port 80 is used for the default traffic so one option we have is to redirect using a web page within that area, ie forcing users to go to www.innovation.com/redirect.html but that is a little messy.  Ideally we want to redirect using the www.ideasubmission.com area.

Is this possible??

Many thanks


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Works a treat!

Many thanks for your help.

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