+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Domain name for Intranet use? in Technical; Just been thinking ( a dangerous sport for me!) and wondered if its possible to have a domain name that ...
  1. #1
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,883
    Thank Post
    297
    Thanked 120 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    41

    Domain name for Intranet use?

    Just been thinking ( a dangerous sport for me!) and wondered if its possible to have a domain name that works for our intranet. We have IIS set up on one server for a small internal email system and I have used Wamp on another for a bit of testing. All work fine as I use the ip address in the web address to load a page but is it possible to have it use a domain name for an internal web site instead of the ip? Only access to it would be internal, if it cant be done no worries, just a pondering thought.

  2. #2
    jamesreedersmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ruskington
    Posts
    1,158
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 253 Times in 227 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Depends what you are using/how you are running internal DNS

  3. #3

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,957
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    It can be done without any purchasing.

    If you create an A record in your windows login domain in DNS called intranet then give the IP of the server hosting it.

    Then go to a client open IE and run http://intranet - it should just load.

  4. #4
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,883
    Thank Post
    297
    Thanked 120 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It can be done without any purchasing.

    If you create an A record in your windows login domain in DNS called intranet then give the IP of the server hosting it.

    Then go to a client open IE and run http://intranet - it should just load.
    Not being the most profficient but willing to have a go at most things is that a simple job to do?

  5. #5

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,957
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Not being the most profficient but willing to have a go at most things is that a simple job to do?
    Yep fairly easy. If you get stuck just let us know, we should be able to help.

  6. #6
    jamesfed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    2,202
    Thank Post
    137
    Thanked 342 Times in 289 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    I used to use *.internal.<schoolname>.<lea>.sch.uk for our internal only DNS, easily possible to setup as others have said above just by putting the records in on your DNS server.

  7. #7

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,935
    Thank Post
    1,628
    Thanked 1,898 Times in 1,410 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    429
    I tend to user internal.%restofdomainname% (eg internal.edugeek.net)

    Use it for internal wiki's, file sharing, etc

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    214
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Dont forget that you might need to tweak the bindings on your intranet web server to accept the new A record header. It depends how your server is set up (ours is strict bindings, no wildcards). If your proposed A record is different from your existing domain then you can also set up a new forward lookup. We have an "school.sch.uk.local" internal domain but we also have an external "school.sch.uk" and "schoolalternative.net". I have added the schoolalternative.net as new forward lookup zone to forward requests as appropriate (with the bindings in IIS).

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15th May 2012, 09:46 PM
  2. Using a trademark in a domain name
    By mossj in forum Web Development
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16th March 2010, 09:13 AM
  3. Do you use your .sch.uk domain name?
    By Stuart_C in forum General Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 21st January 2010, 08:10 PM
  4. Low budget laptop for home use
    By ajbritton in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd February 2006, 02:51 PM
  5. monochrome printers for classroom use
    By broc in forum Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 7th February 2006, 12:19 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •