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    DNS and Windows NT 4.0

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    by natecasp ·

    I have Windows NT 4.0 and I am running the Microsoft DNS service. I have created a couple zones (one for each domain). So I have zone A (domaina.com) and zone B (domainb.com) and everything seems to work good. When I ping http://www.domaina.com it returns with a reply to the correct web server, since i have created an alias record of www in domain A. However I would like to be able to ping domaina.com without a host and have it go to the same web server. When outside our LAN (on the Internet) I am able to ping either address and it will return with the web server. So I know it is possible since our ISP’s DNS is doing it for all clients on the Internet. How can I make our internal DNS perform this same resolution. I have tried creating an ‘*’ record however then I can use any other host name but it still will not work without typing a host name.

    In short I need our internal DNS to resolve http://www.domaina.com and domaina.com to the same internal web server.

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    • #3871366

      DNS and Windows NT 4.0

      by espen ·

      In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

      The way to do this, would be to create a
      host address equaling your domain
      name. I am not familiar with MS Dns
      services, but I imagine you would have to
      rightclick the zone, to insert the ip
      address of the zone name.

      I’ll look into it, and see if I find some more
      details.

      • #3888234

        DNS and Windows NT 4.0

        by natecasp ·

        In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

        Sorry, I really needed an answer for NT DNS server. I did finally find out that an alias record needed to be created with a blank host name.

        However thanks for the response.

    • #3881255

      DNS and Windows NT 4.0

      by jfp51 ·

      In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

      This URL (even thought it says windows 2000 FAQ has info at the bottom of the page for NT4

      http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=13515

      • #3888235

        DNS and Windows NT 4.0

        by natecasp ·

        In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

        The site listed above is not valid. It returns an unknown ID error. However, I have already found the answer to my problem. Thanks

    • #3888233

      DNS and Windows NT 4.0

      by natecasp ·

      In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

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