I am trying to configure a URL into my 2003 DNS.
I have the URL registered publicly but, because of the network configuration, some of the servers won't be able to access it on the public IP.
So, I need to point the URL, let's say test.url.com, to a local IP address within DNS.
My question is, how would I raise the record so that it points at test.url.com ? If I try to raise that it just seems to setup a new zone in DNS with .com at the top and .url and .test as subfolders and doesn't have an A record that returns the local IP address. How do I get test.url.com to return the local IP ?
I know I can just add this entry into hosts on each server, which is what I've done for now to get it working, but I'd prefer to do this in DNS to maintain centralised control.