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DNS support for Host Header Name in Win2K

How to Configure DNS for Host Header Name in Win2K



6:57 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have a local network with IIS 5.0 on Win 2000 Advanced Server supporting Multiple Websites via port adresses. Configuring IIS for Host Header name support is simple. [big]But how do I admin DNS to add those header ? [/big]

DNS server only allows me to add IP addr, not Port. I also do not wan't to add multiple IP addr to get around this problem.


11:53 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Atish, DNS server just translates FQDN into it's IP address. So you cannot setup port numbers in DNS service. Just map a few DNS names to 1 IP address and set Host Header Names for distinct web sites. First, UA will lookup IP from domain name, than it will connect to this IP and standard (80) TCP port. Than IIS will determine which server has been requested by host header name. That's all! :)


4:28 pm on Feb 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm having a similar difficulty... I understand how to do the set up in IIS, but not DNS. "Make a few entries in DNS"? I don't get it.

I set up a (C)name for www using the same NS as the Default Website. I also set up its corresponding (A)record with the IP address. Then I set up an internal (C)name and its corresponding IP address for the LAN. The directory is set correctly in IIS, I enabled the default file to be index.htm and there is an index.htm file there to be displayed - yet I get "The page cannot be displayed".