We have several clients who have SBS 2003 servers, with names like mail.domainname.com
In order to properly find the mail server inside of the office, we've setup a DNS entry in the SBS servers DNS tool. There are usually two Host entries there mail.domainname.com resolves internally, to the internal IP of the mail server. The second is www.domainname.com
, which resolves to the external IP of the company's website.
In each case the site is hosted offsite. In the past, all we've dealt with are websites with dedicated IPs, and this has always worked. Our latest server has a website hosted on a shared IP.
Thus a client inside the network cannot reach the site, instead of going to the site, it does not find anything, in the same way it wouldn't find anything if I entered the "Shared IP" directly into my browser.
Is there something more I need to add to the Win 2k3 DNS tool aside from creating a host for "www"?