Split DNS Problem

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Saucer Man, May 5, 2010.

  1. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    I have a split dns setup and I cannot figure out how to get internal clients
    to resolve our external website without using www. I have a forward lookup
    zone called abc.com. In there, I have a host record with the name www which
    points to the external IP of our website. This works fine when our internal
    clients type www.abc.com. When they type just abc.com, they can't find the
    site. What do I add to our DNS to get this work? I would like it to
    re-direct so that the browser shows www.abc.com when they type abc.com.
    Saucer Man, May 5, 2010
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  2. Saucer Man

    Chris Dent Guest

    AD? And if so, is abc.com your AD domain? Because if it is you can't
    have that name, it must resolve to your DCs if your directory is to
    operate correclty.

    If it is not your AD Domain: You need to add a host record with a blank
    name and the correct IP. That will appear as "(same as parent folder)"
    in MS DNS.

    Redirection is exactly as Frankster said, something a web server must
    deal with. All this does is resolve abc.com to an IP, nothing more. If
    your external web server can't do that for you then you would need to
    set up another web server and bounce the request off that.

    Chris Dent, May 5, 2010
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  3. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    Got it. Thanks. Our AD domain has a different name than the website so
    adding the Host record with a blank name did the trick. Thanks to both of
    Saucer Man, May 5, 2010
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