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We have an internal web server and users like to use the external address to access the site. I would like to set up a DNS record that will redirect the traffic going to www.mysite.com to go to the internal IP address. Any help would be appreciated.
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Commented:
ok, Have you registered a domain ?  If you have a domain, then you got a registrar
login, Login into domain registrar & you can add your external IP address as A records, MX entries & then you can browse your site through domain name.

Example - www.mydomain.com


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Tushar Kaskhedikar
Create a pointer called www.mysite.com and direct it to the internal address of the webserver.

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Our domain name is managed by an outside company. It is different from our internal domain name. Ex (Internal - company.local) (External - company.k12.in.us)
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Ok I created a PTR record under Forward Lookup Zone to point the external address to our internal address. I flushed the DNS and did an nslookup and it's still resolving to the external address. Any thoughts.

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Ask them to give the registrar login us, where you had registrar the domain.
So we can login & do that.
You don't have to set up DNS server locally.


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Tushar Kaskhedikar
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Do you have an internal DNS server?
If you have please create a new zone name it mysite.com (same name as your external name)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323445
Then create a new A record www pointing to your internal server

Then open command prompt and ping "www.mysite.com" you can see reply from your internal IP if everything configured correct

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Worked!

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