Specifying ports with bind

Skeeve Stevens skeeve at skeeve.org
Sun Jan 5 09:54:12 UTC 2003


I thought that when a web browser required a domain, the host OS
actually looks up the records required... not the actual browser.
The same would be for mail clients and another other internet

So would it be correct in saying that when Operating Systems support the
SRV records this will work?

Or.. even if the OS did support SRV, would the browser (and other
programs) also be required to interpret which port they should be using?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org 
> [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org] On Behalf Of Mark_Andrews at isc.org
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 8:25 PM
> To: Clyde O Goffe
> Cc: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
> Subject: Re: Specifying ports with bind 
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 	Is there a way to specify which port a record should listen to.
> > For example if I have a domain name mysite.com with cname 
> and when someone tries to access the website it defaults to port 80
but if
> i want it to default to port 81 is there a way to specify that with
> Please let me know. I appreciate any help.  Thanks
> Clyde

	Not until browsers support SRV records.

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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