Resolving a name internally in the office

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Demetrius, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Demetrius

    Demetrius Guest

    Hi,

    My situation is as follows:

    The company that I work for, has a web server that hosts
    an application. The server has an external address of
    64.X.X.X and an internal address of 10.X.X.X.
    From home, someone can access the application by going to
    the following web site:

    www.xyz.com/xyz.html

    The web server re-directs the above URL to the internal
    application.

    While at the office, if someone needs to access the
    application, they need to use a different url since the
    firewall prevents an internal employee to go out and come
    back in.
    I need to configure some type of routing on the DNS server
    that when someone form internal types

    www.xyz.com/xyz.html

    instead of going out and trying to get back in (gives you
    a message that the page can not be displayed), it directs
    the re-directs the request to the internal web serve.

    Any ideas?

    All help is really appreciated.

    Best regards.
     
    Demetrius, Jul 20, 2004
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  2. Demetrius

    Herb Martin Guest

    DNS has no concept of "pages" or "subdirectories" so the
    best you can do (through DNS) is to RESOLVE (not route)
    www.xyz.com to an internal address.

    Then on the web server arrange to handle that page, either
    directly or through a referral (on the web page itself.)
    Create the zone XYZ.com internally and add the web server
    (www) plus any other names (e.g., FTP, SMTP etc) that you
    wish the internal clients to reach.
     
    Herb Martin, Jul 20, 2004
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  3. Demetrius

    Demetrius Guest

    Is there any other way of doing it?
    The www.xyz.com is an actual web site that cannot be
    redirected internally.
    any other ideas?
     
    Demetrius, Jul 20, 2004
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  4. Demetrius

    Jeff Cochran Guest

    DNS servers simply resolve a name to an IP address, they don't route
    anything.
    On your Internal DNS, point the www.xyz.com host at the internal IP fo
    your server.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Cochran, Jul 20, 2004
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  5. Demetrius

    Herb Martin Guest

    Not if the name "means" something else internally.

    DNS can only resolve a name to one set of addresses
    (reliably.)

    If the name "means" something else, then you must
    teach your users to specify the correct name.

    BUT, remember you could go to this "other www.xyz.com"
    and build the subpage you specified earlier, that page could
    REDIRECT to the correct website by address or another
    name.
     
    Herb Martin, Jul 20, 2004
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    What is the URL you are redirected to?



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