Re: CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
- From: Gregory Hicks <ghicks@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:05:17 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:36:11 -0700
From: "Dawn Connelly" <dawn.connelly@xxxxxxxxx>
To: sillz <beth.stover@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
The problem is with host headers. The destination webserver is inspecting
the URL that people are trying to access and then matching that to a
specific webpage. If the URL that people are putting into the browser is not
configured on the webserver, it doesn't understand what page you are trying
to get to. The problem isn't the fact that it's CNAME'ing to a CNAME...it's
a webserver issue.
So set up a webserver at emergency.mydomain.com and have that page do a
redirect to where-ever the real blog is located.
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM, sillz <beth.stover@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm new to DNS and BIND. I'm SOA for my domain. I just set up BIND
9.4.2 running on FreeBSD. The zones transferred fine to the secondary
servers at my ISP, and all is well.
Now for disaster recovery purposes, I'd like to create a CNAME or
alias to a blog site but have it resolve under my domain name.
For example, I set up a blog for emergency purposes on blog spot. The
URL is something like this:
I'd like to have it resolve to:
I created the following entry in my zone file:
emergency IN CNAME www.mydomain.blogspot.com.
I refreshed the zones, and confirmed they resolve with NSLOOKUP, but
my new name just shows up as an alias like this:
Aliases: emergency.mydomain.com, www.mydomain.blogspot.com
If I try the URL like this:
Then it resolves to blogspot.l.google.com, so I don't actually get to
my blog site.
Is what I'm trying to do possible?
Any help is appreciated.
Gregory Hicks | Principal Systems Engineer
Cadence Design Systems | Direct: 408.576.3609
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San Jose, CA 95134
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