Web forwarding in BIND

Chris Buxton chris.p.buxton at gmail.com
Fri May 21 12:30:47 UTC 2010

On May 21, 2010, at 4:27 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 05:18:10PM -0700,
> Hoover Chan <hchan at mail.ewind.com> wrote 
> a message of 15 lines which said:
>> A pointer please to information on how to use BIND to "translate" a
>> domain name to a target URL. For example, www.domain ->
>> http://www.someother.domain/folder1/folder2/index.html.
> Unlike what many people said, there is an existing solution to do so,
> it is called NAPTR, and is specified in RFC
> 3403. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAPTR_record>
> Like what many people said, it is not usable in practice since the
> regular Web browser does not use it (and I assume it is your target).

Another such solution (and simpler) would be SRV records, but again, browsers don't support it.

Chris Buxton
BlueCat Networks

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