Expert Required for this one , IP web problem!! Please Help !! Urgent

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Feb 14 00:08:28 UTC 2002

Barry Margolin wrote:

> In article <a4ei51$jcl at>,
> Kevin Darcy  <kcd at> wrote:
> >
> >If I understand your requirements correctly, a CNAME should work fine
> >here.
> The web site is presumably doing name-based virtual hosting, and the
> browser will send the alias, not the canonical name, in the "Host:" header
> when it contacts the server.  Since they haven't put the alias in the
> virtual host configuration (and it sounds like the hosting provider refused
> to do so) the CNAME won't "work fine".

I didn't get the impression that the hosting provider _refused_.

At any rate, all that is required here from a DNS/BIND perspective, at most, is a
CNAME. If the hosting provider(s) can't deal with that, then it would appear to
not be a DNS/BIND issue at all.

- Kevin

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