Cant access external .com website from within .local internal domain.

Posted on 2008-10-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi, I have an internal domain with a .local extension. They cant access their external website .com. I went to add a ptr record but it says there is not a reverse lookup zone. How do I configure the dns to point to external web host??
Question by:keithbaylor

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ckozloski earned 240 total points
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You don't need a pointer record. You need a host record in your forward zone. Create a new host record in the external zone and assign your external IP to that record.

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tomcahill earned 260 total points
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if the local domain is .local then they should not have any problem with accessing their .com if it is hosted externally.

You should NOT have the .com domain on their local DNS server though, let that be handled by their external DNS from the ISP.

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There was a misconfig of the dns whereby both the.local and .com was added. duh, duh on me.

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