On Thu, 25 Jul 1996, Dan Schimpf wrote:
> My question is this:
> We are already using xxx.com. They http site is also requesting
> (demanding) to use www.xxx.com also. I'm fairly new in setting
> internet services up. Can we have an alias posted to the world
> for 'www.xxx.com' or do can we have our firewall (or router for
> that matter) forward any requests on port 80 to the http machine
> at our contracted site and let all of our e-mail through to our
> local server???
Yes... actually either option will work, but the best is the DNS
alias... simply add this line to your zone file...
www IN CNAME www.httpd_host.com. ;alias to web host
You could redirect queries from your http port out to the host machine
with something like plug-gw from TIS firewall toolkit, but there is no
real point, since it would add overhead to your firewall and waste
bandwidth (each packet would travel over your internet connection twice).
Hope this helps,