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    Need help pointing https address to an ip


    Hello,

    I have never been great at DNS, any help you guys can give me I would really appreciate.

    I have a single domain network which was already setup before I got here.

    I just received an email from the software developers requesting the following:

    They said they need to have https domain name . com/ point to a specific ip address 67.23.XXX.XXX. This is the production SharePoint 2010 server for the company.

    Any help in setting this up would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance,

    Brian
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    You would do this the same way you point regular http.

    Basically just point the domain A record and/or cname or A record for www. to that IP address. Once this is done https and http can be used at that IP.

    https and http are protocols for IP traffic. Which means you can't point DNS to specific ports to different IP's. Not if you want most browsers and DNS servers to pick it up properly.

    Also if you need actual help with the pointing, let me know. Depending on your DNS host setup it could be different. All depends how you are setup.
    Last edited by remcom; September 19th, 2013 at 08:30 AM. Reason: added more help
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    Thanks for the fast reply.

    The https domain name.com is different then our current domain name. Do I need to create a zone for this domain 1st?
    Please feel free to shoot me, I could also use help with pointing.

    Thanks again,

    Brian
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    ok in this case you would need a new zone. Are you doing this command line or do you have a control panel of some sort?

    Basically you just want to make sure the IP you were given is pointing to the host with an A record.
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    I was doing through the Domain Controller (administrator tools - DNS).
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    So windows Based?

    You just need to right click and create an A record. Depending on your windows version DNS should be similar but some added features on the newer versions.
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    Sorry it is Windows 2008 Server.

    So I need to 1st create the new forward and reverse lookup zone. I assume choose the defaults.
    Then go into the zone and create a new A record.

    Does this sound correct so far?
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    This is taken straight from the technet website:

    To add a new domain to a zone

    Open DNS.

    In the console tree, click the applicable zone.

    DNS/applicable DNS server/Forward Lookup Zones (or Reverse Lookup Zones)/applicable zone

    On the Action menu, click New Domain, and then type the name of the new domain without using periods.

    Click OK to add the new domain to the zone.


    However I would really suggest against using windows DNS for your domain DNS hosting. It, in my opinion, is a jumbled mess. Most domain registrars provide basic DNS hosting for their domains if you want. This might be a better option.
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    We do have our domain hosted by easydns but here is where i get confused. I am not sure if I need to change the local DNS (Windows Network Domain Controller) or if I need to add something to the host DNS.
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    From the sound of your original post they need your host DNS changed. You really should never need to change a local DNS setting unless you are developing or you only want it accessible from the internal network. My assumption is you want it internal and external. So change your host DNS.
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    Great! I really appreciate the help.
    So, I login to the control panel for easydns and I am not sure where I need to go to add the https address. It give me the following options:

    Name Servers NS records
    mail exchangers MX records
    host A records
    IPv6 addresses AAAA records
    dynamic records
    aliases CNAME records
    URL forwarding
    stealth forwarding
    servers SRV records
    TXT records
    NAPTR records

    Again, any help is really appreciated.
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    like I said in the previous post. DNS does not use IP protocols.

    Just setup the "host A records" to the IP for the host you are looking to do.

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