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Old 05-20-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Intranet Web Server

I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0 with Apache as an intranet web server. Only accessible on the intranet by either Windows 98 or XP machines.

I have everything running correctly. I added a line to the Windows HOSTS file so I can connect to the server using drmonkey.loc instead of IP numbers
I added: drmonkey.loc

I want to be able to use sub domains of drmonkey.loc for various web pages. I got apache to work with sub domains but I could only connect to the pages if I added the sub domains to the Windows HOSTS file.
Like: drmonkey.loc admin.drmonkey.loc secure.drmonkey.loc

The problems I am facing is that I don't want to update multiple Windows HOSTS files if I add or change a subdomain.

I used webmin to create a drmonkey.loc zone. I removed the entry from the windows HOSTS file. I updated the DNS on the windows machine to point to my linux box.
drmonkey.loc sends me to the correct page. But admin.drmonkey.loc give an error of admin.drmonkey.loc not found.

I added this to /etc/named.conf
zone "drmonkey.loc" {
type master;
file "/var/named/drmonkey.loc.hosts";

I added this to /var/named/drmonkey.loc.hosts
$ttl 38400
drmonkey.loc. IN SOA localhost.localdomain. root.localhost. (
38400 )
drmonkey.loc. IN NS localhost.localdomain.
drmonkey.loc. IN A

How do I get the DNS server to recognize subdomains of drmonkey.loc?
Old 05-20-2004, 11:32 PM   #2
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If that is a complete listing of your dmonkey.loc zone file, you need to add CNAME entries for

admin.dmonkey.loc and


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