• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 860
  • Last Modified:

dns question--how to point name to server on specific port?

hi

im running an internal remote assistance system.  it is set up to use port 1181.  im also running a trouble ticket system on the same server.

is there a way in internal dns i can set it up so that when users type "remote" in IE, it resolves to the remote system?  currently, it is going to http://www.rapidassist.com/launch.asp?context=******&service=user

the company installed it locally and when i click the link, it does run on our interenal server instead of theirs, but what i ultimately want is for the word remote to go to the same site.

im not a guru with dns, so thanks
0
phrea84
Asked:
phrea84
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
darron_chapmanCommented:
There is no way to specify a port number in DNS.
0
 
phrea84Author Commented:
so, is there any way i can do this internally?
0
 
darron_chapmanCommented:
If this is web based, you can set up another site on your current server port 80, point remote to that server (you'll need to setup the headers on that site) and create a redirect page for the default document of the new site that points to the site:port that you want...
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
phrea84Author Commented:
so now what i want to do is have "remote" resovle to http://www.rapidassist.com/launch.asp?context=******&service=user

how hard would this be?  the website listed above is just a redirector to our local server

thanks
0
 
darron_chapmanCommented:
Create remote in your dns and point it to your webserver (i'm assuming IIS)
In IIS, create a new site, go into properties and choose the IP address,
Click advanced, double click on the IP there and add remote for the Host Header Name
Create a blank page in the web sites directory, name it default.html and make the content be what's in the code snippet below

Now when a person types in remote in IE, it should redirect to http://www.rapidassist.com/launch.asp?context=******&service=user
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=http://www.rapidassist.com/launch.asp?context=******&service=user"> 
<title>Redirect Page</title>
</head>
 
<body>
</body>
</html>

Open in new window

0
 
Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now