Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL

Message Too Old, No Replies

Redirecting to new URL via old URL on local machines

How to let users type a domain, and have it forward them elsewhere



12:02 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

On our local network, I need to set something up so that when www.domain.com is entered (in IE, as thats the only browser used internally) it will redirect to www.domain.com/newdomain or www.newdomain.com - the nature of the work means I can't just throw a [js/meta/ss] redirect on the domain.com, because I don't have access to that department's domain set.
Its stupid.
I've thought about hosts and lmhosts files, but I can't seem to get it to work, at any rate (hosts doesn't let you use names instead of IP addresses, for obvious reasons) but I'll keep plugging away at it.

Can anyone suggest anything? It must be doable, because in the past I've had the peons moan after they've installed spyware which has hijacked certain URLs. (One person seems to keep reinstalling the spyware, the churlish prat)


2:32 pm on Mar 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

If you do local DNS resolution through a proxy server, you can point to the correct IP there. Or you can edit the hosts files to point to the correct IP. What's wrong with using the IP?

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month