forward lookup zone for intranet?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Michael Stumpo, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Using 2000 server with DNS

    Currently, users of our intranet enter
    http://servername/intranetname to get to our internal
    intranet.

    I would like the URL to be http://company.intranet.com
    for consistency of typing web URL's

    Is there a way to do this in DNS? I can't seem to figure
    it out. My guess is a Forward Lookup Zone, but i'm not
    sure.

    -M
     
    Michael Stumpo, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. Michael Stumpo

    Jeff Cochran Guest

    You need to create a intranet.com zone, forward lookup, standard
    primary. Add the company host to that zone with the IP of the
    intranet server.

    Basic DNS, might want to pick up "DNS on Windows 2000" by Cricket Liu,
    et. al.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Cochran, Jan 21, 2004
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  3. As Jeff indicated, you can only intercept queries for your
    public zone by placing a private version of that zone in the
    resolution path used by your machines.
    If you define an internal-use version of the intranet.com
    zone, then if this zone previously provided resolution (such
    as from a public version) then you will need to enter all records
    for hosts that should be resolvable. The newly defined zone
    will totally mask out any that existed before.
     
    Roger Abell [MVP], Jan 22, 2004
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  4. In Michael Stumpo <> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    : Using 2000 server with DNS
    :
    : Currently, users of our intranet enter
    : http://servername/intranetname to get to our internal
    : intranet.
    :
    : I would like the URL to be http://company.intranet.com
    : for consistency of typing web URL's
    :
    : Is there a way to do this in DNS? I can't seem to figure
    : it out. My guess is a Forward Lookup Zone, but i'm not
    : sure.
    :
    : -M

    Do you have an AD Domain? What is its name?
    If its name is intranet.com all you need is a host record in your
    intranet.com zone in DNS named company pointing to the server that hosts the
    site.
    Or if you just want to access by company.intranet.com you can make a zone
    with that name and put one host in it leaving the host field blank with the
    IP of the site. Its gonna bark at you and say (same as parent folder) is not
    a valid host name, click OK to create the record anyway.

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