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Blocking port 80



3:45 pm on Aug 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

It seems that Cox has blocked port 80 after the Code Red worm thing. I can setup my server to use another port, no problem. Are there any DNS services (preferrably free) that will redirect web traffic to a port other than port 80? Register.com can't.

I tried dns2go but have had no luck so far.



4:51 pm on Aug 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hey sobesoft, welcome to WmW! We're not ignoring you, honest!! :)

Your question is a tough one, I can't even decide what search terms I'd use... Unfortunately all I can offer is a welcome, but that's not totally useless, it'll bring your question to the top of the "recent posts" list, and hopefully someone with some useful info will offer it.

Added, I also posted a request for help in the Mod's forum. Maybe one of our resident experts will have an idea or two. Best I can do... ;)


5:05 pm on Aug 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not really sure I understand what you are asking, if you specify your URL as yourdomain.com:http-port with http-port being the port you have decided to use fir http requests then it will work. Are you looking for a DNS redirect so that people can continue to enter yourdomain.com and it will redirect to yourdomain.com:http-port ?

If that is what you mean, then the only way I could see to do it is to host yourdomain.com somewhere where port 80 is used and redirect to yourdomain.com:http-port


6:42 pm on Aug 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Right on Air. At the free dns servers, "redirected port" is one of the top questions.
See: "Can I have HTTP or other requests go to a different port automatically?"

Port request is a function of the browser/os, not of dns. It is up to the os/browser combo to decide what is HTTP. After it connects, you can do stuff with it, but not until.


4:22 pm on Aug 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys. This is exactly my problem. My site can be reached at www.site.com:port. I'll go check out the other discussion.

Thanks again.


5:47 pm on Aug 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I think I got the dns2go running. There is a configuration tab on their client that allows redirecting to a different port. I seems slow, but at least I'm up and running!



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