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Old 03-28-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question DNS Question...


I have a host at my house on DSL that I want to connect to via the Internet. I've got dyndns setup to accomplish this but I want to make the URL that everyone types in to look a little more "official"...

I host a domain via a webhost that allows me to add changes to my domain's DNS records. I've also added a subdomain that I would like to forward all traffic through basically serving as that "official" address everyone would type in...

How do I get this subdomain (sub.domain.com) to automatically forward all traffic to my dyndns host (mydyndns.dyndns.org) through DNS? Is it possible? I've looked into CNAMEs but that eventually rely on an IP address and I don't have the resources to push a DNS change to my webhost every time my ISP gives me a new IP. Can't I just have sub.domain.com just point at mydyndns.dydns.org???

Also, my hosters can have redirection setup but that only forwards port 80 traffic through a web browser and I'm aiming to redirect SSH traffic in which the clients don't respond to those types of redirects... So unfortunately, this option is out for me...

Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:06 AM   #2
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i would suggest cutting out the dyndns part althogether. get a free account on zoneedit.coma and get your registrar to use their nameservers for the domain. then use zoneedits dynamic client scripts to automatically update the dns records there. then you will only have one domain to worry about and zoneedit.com is dead good for extensive DNS management on a small scale.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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this has nothing to do with programming of course... moved to Linux - Newbie.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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Thanks, wasn't sure where to post it...
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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SO you are using www.dyndns.org to handle your Dynamic DNS needs, very nice, I use them too.. Who did you register your Domain name with ?

If you look around in the dyndns interface you will see you can register DNS names with them or transdfer existing DNS registrations to them.. if you transfer your existing dns name to them, you should be able to point it at your dynamic host and completely eliminate the use of yourhost.dyndns.org ..

Consult the support section of their site for more info:
https://www.dyndns.com/support/servi...tom/howto.html

I believe you will need to look at their Custom DNS service https://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/custom/ $25.00 a year isn't bad, give their sales or support team a call to verify this will satisfy your needs..
 
Old 03-29-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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why pay for something that you can get for free?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 10:43 AM   #7
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why pay for something that you can get for free?
Exactly why I am asking. I like the advice Farslayer, but I want to try to do this myself before I pay someone else to...
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:32 AM   #8
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Maybe I should have tried this before I posted...

Adding these lines to my DNS:
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sub.domain.com CNAME mydyndns.dyndns.org
Works fine. The sub.domain.com immediately points to the mydyndns.dyndns.org even though it is not controlled by my DNS servers... Go figure.
 
  


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