Need advice about configuring subdomain
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 14 00:23:00 UTC 2004
In article <cpknmt$2ead$1 at sf1.isc.org>, Flash Love <flashl at cox.net>
> I have a domain and website hosted at an ISP, now I want to bring my home
> linux box using DSL online as a subdomain. The ISP advices me that I need a
> static IP to accomplish this task.
> I have found that the monthly static ip expense far exceeds the annual
> yearly fee that I am presently paying for the hosting service and domain
> name combined.
> I understand the ISP's desire for a static ip, however, I am now wondering
> if running a slave DNS locally and using a service such as zoneedit or
> no.ip would be sufficient?
Use a dynamic DNS service, and create a CNAME record in your domain that
maps the name to your dynamic DNS name. E.g. if your dynamic name is
flashlove.dyndns.org, and your hosted domain is flashlove.com, you can
create the entry:
subdom.flashlove.com. IN CNAME flashlove.dyndns.org.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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