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    Ok here goes the folowling has been driving me mad. I am setting up a vle in school, we host the vle our selves. I have set up a windows 2008 R2 IIs 7 all ok I installed sql and php etc, The school bought the domain name vle-ohgs.net on our isp I set up an A record to direct traffic to our external address and on the firewall set up a NAT forwarder to the server hosting the vle. So if I type in vle-ohgs.net from anywhere except inside school I get the vle page. Now what I need inside school is to type the external address and for it to resolve to the internal server. I believe this is done on the DNS server in school, through the forwarding but can I do this NO. Please can someone help me.

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    you don't want dns forwarding but you want to create another dns zone for you vle - Just create a new forward lookup zone for vle-ohgs.net and then add a host A record which has an empty name field as this will then give the whole domain name a dns entry. if you then want to create sub-domains internally you can they just add a records for test.vle-ohgs.net etc

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    On your internal DNS create a forward look up zone that has the same domain name as you use outside ( lets say school.com) and set an a record for your server ( vle) . So when they lookup vle.school.com its your dns server that returns the internal ip address.

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    Is this Primary or secondary zone

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    For the A record in the ip address do I add the internal ip address of the Vle. Do I tick create PTR record

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    Quote Originally Posted by TB64 View Post
    For the A record in the ip address do I add the internal ip address of the Vle. Do I tick create PTR record
    yeah with no name - and then when it is entered it should say same as parent folder
    then i would do www. pointing to the same ip as then you can connect to your server using both www.domain.com and domain.com

    or you could do something like
    whatIgot.png

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    Thanks I will try

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    Ok thanks for all your help it works. The 1 problem not major is this error

    Incorrect access detected, this server may be accessed only through "http://www.vle-ohgs.net/moodle" address, sorry.
    Please notify server administrator.

    (Continue)

    this happens when you type http://vle-ohgs.net.

    Ok solved took www. out of a config.php in moodle works fine now.
    Last edited by TB64; 13th September 2011 at 01:51 PM.

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