Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
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Tue Mar 21 05:28:07 UTC 2000
Yes, right now it is working only because I commented out the following
;edenaudio.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
If I uncomment that line, it does not work again, because a ping of
edenaudio.com then answers @ 126.96.36.199.
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From: marka at isc.org [mailto:marka at isc.org]On Behalf Of
Mark.Andrews at nominum.com
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 9:12 PM
To: techsupport at aoc.net
Cc: Richard Barnes -Listserv; BIND List; pscott at edencomputers.com
Subject: Re: Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
> I tried exactly as you said to do and it did not work:
It did work.
<ftp://edenaudio.com> and <ftp://www.edenaudio.com> both get
me to the same box (jupiter) :-)
If you are having problems with <http://www.edenaudio.com>
vs <http://edenaudio.com> you need to look at your http server
configuration and ensure that they map to the same space.
> $TTL 259200
> @ IN SOA atlantis.edenaudio.com. hostmaster.edenaudio.com. (
> 2000032003 ; Serial
> 1H ; Refresh
> 10M ; Retry
> 4w2d ; Expiry
> 1h ) ; Negative caching TTL
> IN NS atlantis.aoc.net.
> IN NS pluto.aoc.net.
> MX 10 mail.edenaudio.com.
> IN A 188.8.131.52
> www IN A 184.108.40.206
> atlantis IN A 220.127.116.11
> pluto IN A 18.104.22.168
> edenaudio.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
> mail IN A 126.96.36.199
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> Irvine, CA 92614
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org]On
> Behalf Of Richard Barnes -Listserv
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 7:45 AM
> To: BIND List; pscott at edencomputers.com
> Subject: Re: Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
> I've attached one of my zone files that allow you to resolve a domain name
> to an IP address without adding a leading host name such as www.....
> The trick is that the very first A record needs to be blank.
> If you have any questions, let me know....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Scott <pscott at edencomputers.com>
> To: 'Cricket Liu' <cricket at acmebw.com>; bind-users at isc.org
> <bind-users at isc.org>
> Date: Monday, March 20, 2000 3:19 AM
> Subject: RE: Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
> >I still have been unable to figure this out.
> >Perhaps you could give me a few more clues?
> >Paul Scott
> >Eden Computers
> >1700 E. Garry Avenue, Suite # 231
> >Santa Ana, CA 92705
> >(949) 863-1432
> >(949) 863-1435 (fax)
> >pscott at edencomputers.com <mailto:pscott at edencomputers.com>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org]On
> >> Behalf Of Cricket Liu
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 10:21 PM
> >> To: bind-users at isc.org
> >> Subject: Re: Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
> >> > How can I setup my zone records for each of the domains
> >> that I host so
> >> that
> >> > the "www" portion of an address does not need to be entered
> >> when browsing
> >> to
> >> > a site's URL? I have tried and tried to get this functionality, but
> >> cannot
> >> > seem to figure it out. It seems that it would be as simple as the
> >> > following:
> >> >
> >> > domain.com. IN A 188.8.131.52
> >> Yes.
> >> > www IN A 184.108.40.206
> >> > domain.com IN CNAME www
> >> No. You can't add a CNAME record for domain.com because it
> >> almost certainly already has an SOA record and at least two NS
> >> records.
> >> > But this does not work, since the www address is an NT
> >> server running IIS
> >> > and domain.com. is already pointing to 220.127.116.11 (the primary DNS
> >> > server).
> >> Then you have to ask yourself why domain.com is pointing to that
> >> address, and whether it's more important to allow your visitors to
> >> omit the "www" in your URL.
> >> cricket
> >> Acme Byte & Wire
> >> cricket at acmebw.com
> >> www.acmebw.com
> >> Attend the next Internet Software Consortium/Acme Byte & Wire
> >> DNS and BIND class! See www.acmebw.com/training.htm for
> >> the schedule and to register for upcoming classes.
> -- Attached file included as plaintext by Listar --
> -- File: bjanes.com.db.txt
> ; Data file of hostnames in this zone.
> @ IN SOA polaris.BlazeNet.net. postmaster.BlazeNet.net. (
> 2 ; Serial
> 10800 ; Refresh - 3 hours
> 3600 ; Retry - 1 hour
> 604800 ; Expire - 1 week
> 86400 ) ; Minimum TTL - 1 day
> ; Name Servers
> IN NS polaris.BlazeNet.net.
> IN NS sirius.BlazeNet.net.
> ; Mail (MX) exchange records
> ; if they have own mail server, remove the smtp.blazenet.net entry
> bjanes.com. IN MX 10 pop.blazenet.net.
> bjanes.com. IN MX 15 smtp.blazenet.net.
> bjanes.com. IN MX 20 polaris.BlazeNet.net.
> bjanes.com. IN MX 30 sirius.BlazeNet.net.
> ; Aliases
> IN A 18.104.22.168
> www IN A 22.214.171.124
> ; Addresses for the canonical names
> ; %HOSTS_END%
Mark Andrews, Nominum Inc. / Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at nominum.com
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