Expert Required for this one , IP web problem!! Please Help !! Urgent
barmar at genuity.net
Thu Feb 14 00:34:42 UTC 2002
In article <a4evfi$lba at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
Kevin Darcy <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com> wrote:
>Barry Margolin wrote:
>> In article <a4ei51$jcl at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
>> Kevin Darcy <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com> wrote:
>> >If I understand your requirements correctly, a CNAME should work fine
>> 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_.
Well, they told him to reconfigure the other server so that it performed a
redirect. The implication is that they wouldn't simply make the local
configuration changes required to accomodate the second domain going
directly (either via an A or CNAME record) to their server.
>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.
Which is what I think I said several messages upthread.
Barry Margolin, barmar at genuity.net
Genuity, Woburn, MA
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