brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 11 19:51:03 UTC 2005
At 1:06 PM -0500 2005-03-10, Scot wrote:
> Not sure if this can even be done at the dns server or not. Want to port
> forward to a different port for a web server.
> So for example, www.example.com is hosted on port 81. When someone looks up
> www.example.com, I want to redirect them to www.example.com:81 or something
> along those lines.
DNS has nothing to do with ports.
> I know certain services like no-ip.com use something
> called web forwarding. Wasn't sure if they were doing this via dns records,
> or if they are sending them first to a dummy website they host - then
> redirecting via a http header or something to your host with the new port.
It's called web forwarding for a reason -- they set up a web
server to accept connections using that IP address/name, and then
configure it to send an HTTP Redirect to the browser which is aimed
at the correct location.
> Can anyone let me know of a way of doing this via dns if possible?
Not via DNS, no.
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