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We have a local site program that uses the following format:

machine1.testdomain.local/name

It only pulls up the webpage if you type it in that way.

I have not had luck with it pulling for example using: 192.168.0.1.testdomain.local/name

But again everything works great using the machine1.testdomain.local/name URL.

My question is, I want to host the name so users outside the facility can access it.

How do I go about that? We have a Cisco ASA 5510 firewall,  I've looked into DNS hosting sites and I'm pretty familiar with how it works. But I can seem to make it work with a IP address. I've only done this for home networks, never a larger situation.
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You first need to host an external DNS record with that domain name and public IP address assigned ot you from your ISP and that will point to your ASA 5510.
Once the public DNS record is setup on your registar then you go into the 5510 and setup an access rule and nat statement for that public IP to point to the internal IP of 192.168.0.1
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192.168.0.1.testdomain.local/name is not a valid url.  Needs to be either http://192.168.0.1/name or http://<hostname>.testdomain.local/name.
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Great, thanks guys for the help. My second side question would be are there any DNS hosting sites you recommend for testing this? I don't really want to pay for sites I'm just testing for. I have a few in mind I would pay for, but just for testing, are there any that have like a free trial just to see if I can get it working before I move to my preferred hosting site?
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for free, you can check into this http://www.namecheap.com/products/freedns.aspx

I dont know anything about it though. But if this is a production URL that you will need to make available externally then I woudl recommend going with a paid service, you receive tech support and better options and uptime which is important.
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