Solved

how to redirect a website request using DNS

Posted on 2011-03-22
2
751 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have just taken over a support contract for a company.

The previous IT guy (in his infinite wisdom) made the local windows 2003 domain companyname.com (where companyname is the companys real website address!)

he had got around this issue by putting an entey somewhere in the dns (i assume - idonmt know for sure) which forwards any local requests for the compnay website out to the company who host it.

the company have recently change their website hosting comapny so now any local requests for the website go the old website.  ican add an entry to the loca hosts file directing the website to the new ip address and this works fine.  i dont want to have to do this for all pc's so i would be very grateul if someone could tell me where i can do this centrally.


regards


paul
0
Comment
Question by:gerpaqit
2 Comments
 
LVL 71

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Dent earned 500 total points
ID: 35189549

Normally all you need is to create (or modify) a Host (A) record for www, pointing it to the new public IP of the web server. That'll be DNS Console, Forward Lookup Zones and your company name.

If you need http://company.com to work it's a bit more difficult, best bet is simply to force everyone to use www.company.com.

HTH

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:gerpaqit
ID: 35189640
thank you VERY VERY VERY much... that worked a treat
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

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

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
MacBook wifi issues 6 50
Domain Controller - Upgrade DNS Delegation 2 33
EXCHANGE SENDER POLICY FRAMWORK 6 27
Unable to hit site 2 23
I will assume you are running a non-server version of some sort of Windows throughout this article. There are many flavors of Windows since Windows Server 2000 - 2008, XP Home & Pro, Vista Home & Pro, and Windows 7 Starter, Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.…
BIND is the most widely used Name Server. A Name Server is the one that translates a site name to it's IP address. There is a new bug in BIND (https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01272), affecting all versions of BIND 9 from BIND 9.1.0 (inclusive) thro…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question