Is it Possible to Point to host/directory?

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed Mar 28 22:03:47 UTC 2001

No, browsers won't be looking up any part of the directory path in DNS (how
would you expect them to even know how many directory-path elements to
include in the lookup?).

Normally, you'd set up a bunch of names all pointing to the same IP address
(or use aliases) and then use Name-based Virtual Hosting in the web server to
point them to different directories.

- Kevin

boopsie wrote:

> Is is possible to create a record that points to a directory on a host, as
> opposed to the host itself.
> For example, can I create a record that looks like this:
> politicians    A
> presidents    A
> senators    A
> That way people can just go straight to, or
>, even though those are not actual host names.
> Thanks

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