Web site access from an internal network
Posted on 2014-02-20
Ok, I am having an issue, as always I am having to fix someone else's doings when it comes to this network.
Problem, the company recently purchased the support of an outside vendor to create and maintain the new website. So now the internal network is no longer hosting the website.
So the next step I had to do was to have the two A records changed to the new external IP address, great and the website is up and running from the external side.
You are able to access the website from everywhere across the internet, just not from the internal network.
Now here is where the problem gets interesting:
1. In the DNS Zones, the zone for that particular zone exists inside of the domain tree structure. The original records for the xyz.com and the www.xyz.com were deleted from the DNS zone.
So I have that DNS structure
XYZDC1, Forward look up, we then have XYZ.corp which is the main local domain, then there is the XYZ.com zone.
I have searched all over the internet for possible solutions. I have even gone into that particular zone and created an A record for XYZ.com to point to the new external IP address,
restarted DNS, flushed, and registered and cleaned the cache, but still unable to access the website from the inside.
Now for a simple work around in the DHCP server scope so that everyone could access the website, and it has allowed me some time to get this resolved, I added the Google DNS server 188.8.131.52 as the main DNS server, and all of our servers as secondary.
My thought is to delete that particular zone all together.
But would like some input before i do this, or if there is a better solution to this mess, that was thrown in my lap.