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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok heres the deal. i have a webserver on my network. i can access the websites on the server if i type the IP address (internal IP address) or if i type the computers name. no problem. however, if i try to access it with my domain name (IYARacing.com) I get a DNS error. is there a way I can fix that
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 10:31 PM
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What are you using for a web server (OS wise)?

Do you have DNS setup on the computer?

Is this computers IP registered with a know DNS service or ISP?

Do you have permission to use that Domain name?

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are you using for a web server (OS wise)?

Do you have DNS setup on the computer?

Is this computers IP registered with a know DNS service or ISP?

Do you have permission to use that Domain name?
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2) No

3) Yes; Multiple DNS servers

4) Dont know exactly what you mean, is the domain registered? Yes.
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sounds like the DNS hasent been reg?
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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there is no problem accessing the server from outside my network via using www.iyaracing.com (it might not be working now) but i cant go to it through that address, i have to use http://computerName or http://internal.ip.address.here
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Most likely its a route loop. What is happening is that when you type in your dns name, its getting back your external IP. Then when it tries to use that, it hits your router and since it recognizes the ip, it sends it to the interal address instead.

The fastest way to fix it is to make an entry in your hosts file so that the DNS name points to the internal IP address of your web server.

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Is your external DNS server the same as your internal DNS server?

If not, it sounds to me like you have the external DNS setup right, but there is no Host record on your internal DNS server. If your website is behind a NAT (which I'm assuming it is) and your PC is on the same subnet, it is using your internal subnet to resolve the name (which checks your interal DNS server). Add a Host record on your internal DNS server pointing it to your internal or external address, and you should be able to resolve it interally.
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Is your external DNS server the same as your internal DNS server?

If not, it sounds to me like you have the external DNS setup right, but there is no Host record on your internal DNS server. If your website is behind a NAT (which I'm assuming it is) and your PC is on the same subnet, it is using your internal subnet to resolve the name (which checks your interal DNS server). Add a Host record on your internal DNS server pointing it to your internal or external address, and you should be able to resolve it interally.
the problem is within my network at home. the server is on the same network. my internal dns "server" is a router.
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Ok. Your router is passing your computer(s) DNS so you can connect to the Internet.

Is your website on the inside of your network (behind a NAT)? Is it on the same subnet as the computer you are trying to use to browse the site by name resolution?

If so (and you only have a couple of PC's, then the easiest thing to do is what Chris said and just edit your host file on each internal computer you want to be able to use name resolution on.

If you are on Windows 2000, open the HOSTS file under C:\I386 with Notepad and type in your information.
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i added the entry in the hosts file, but now its asking me for a user name/pass. the username/pass is for the router. the router is setup to forward requests on port 80 to the server. what could be wrong now?
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I'm not exactly sure because your router shouldn't even be touched if your website is inside and on the same subnet.

Can you give more info on your setup?

IP of router (internal)
IP of computers
IP of web server (internal and external)
OS of www server, etc.
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do you have an email address where i can send it to? or do you have aim? im xtremcoder on aim as well.
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