CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
ghicks at cadence.com
Wed Jun 11 05:05:17 UTC 2008
> Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:36:11 -0700
> From: "Dawn Connelly" <dawn.connelly at gmail.com>
> To: sillz <beth.stover at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
> Cc: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
> The problem is with host headers. The destination webserver is inspecting
> the URL that people are trying to access and then matching that to a
> specific webpage. If the URL that people are putting into the browser is not
> configured on the webserver, it doesn't understand what page you are trying
> to get to. The problem isn't the fact that it's CNAME'ing to a CNAME...it's
> a webserver issue.
So set up a webserver at emergency.mydomain.com and have that page do a
redirect to where-ever the real blog is located.
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM, sillz <beth.stover at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I'm new to DNS and BIND. I'm SOA for my domain. I just set up BIND
> > 9.4.2 running on FreeBSD. The zones transferred fine to the secondary
> > servers at my ISP, and all is well.
> > Now for disaster recovery purposes, I'd like to create a CNAME or
> > alias to a blog site but have it resolve under my domain name.
> > For example, I set up a blog for emergency purposes on blog spot. The
> > URL is something like this:
> > http://www.mydomain.blogspot.com
> > I'd like to have it resolve to:
> > emergency.mydomain.com
> > I created the following entry in my zone file:
> > emergency IN CNAME www.mydomain.blogspot.com.
> > I refreshed the zones, and confirmed they resolve with NSLOOKUP, but
> > my new name just shows up as an alias like this:
> > Name: blogspot.l.google.com
> > Address: 18.104.22.168
> > Aliases: emergency.mydomain.com, www.mydomain.blogspot.com
> > If I try the URL like this:
> > http://emergency.mydomain.com
> > Then it resolves to blogspot.l.google.com, so I don't actually get to
> > my blog site.
> > Is what I'm trying to do possible?
> > Any help is appreciated.
> > Thanks!
Gregory Hicks | Principal Systems Engineer
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