June 26th, 2012, 02:38 PM
DNS - seperate web server
I guess I just need a better understanding of DNS, here is my question.
SO, we have a main webserver (lets call it server-A) with 2 name servers running DNS01 DNS02. We currently host multiple sites on that server and I've never had issues getting websites up.
Now, I have a completely different server that is hosting a wrodpress site (server-B) that has a private IP (our 10. network).
DO i create a record on sever-A that points to the public IP I want to use for the wordpress site and route that via our sonicwall router to server-B?
Do I need to setup DNS on server-B? I don't think thats right since the company alreay has DNS01 and DNS02 setup. I just havn't developed anything off that main server and I'm a bit confused.
June 26th, 2012, 03:11 PM
If you want server-b to be publicly accessible then it will need to be associated with a public ip. You could probably handle this at your firewall/router level by making a rule that a request coming in for IP 188.8.131.52 gets forwarded to internal ip 10.20.30.40
Then you configuring your existing DNS servers to add an A record for the domain pointing to the public ip 184.108.40.206
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June 27th, 2012, 02:06 AM
I assume that Server-A sits on the public network with a public address, and Server-B sits on a private network behind a NAT router. The hosting server (Server-A?) for Server-B must be set to point to the public address of the NAT router, and the NAT router must be set to forward the ports in question (port 80?) to Server-B. This will work for anyone connecting to Server-B from the public internet, but further steps must be taken to access the server from the internal private network. The easiest way is to use the HOSTS file.
Originally Posted by treverk