Hello DS! I have found tons of helpful information on these forums, so I am happy to finally have bothered to join up!
Here is the situation: I have no experience with DNS and I am very much out of my element trying to accomplish this task. I need to configure our local DNS server (windows 2003) to associate certain ip : ports to a domain.
Basically we have multiple internal websites, hosted on one w2k3 box running apache webserver, and I need to resolve multiple domains to each of the virtual hosts that I have configured in apache.
http://intranet1/ >> myapacheserver:1111
http://intranet2/ >> myapacheserver:2222
I have apache configured to run virtual hosts, and it has been tested and works fine... if i type in the ip : port or the machinename : port I can access my sites just fine. I have gotten as far as associating ONE of these domains with the machinename/ip of my webserver, but it resolves to the default web share. This would mean I would need one PC/IP address per domain, which is not going to work out!
Poking around in the DNS forward lookup settings on our domain controller server, I have found a way to associate a machine name, or IP to a domain, but no way to specify ports.
I found a post by SilentRage indicating that this is not possible with DNS alone ,and I need to setup 'Domain Forwarding' as well to get the desired result.
I guess I just need some coaching as to what the next step is. How do I create a dummy server that CAN forward a domain request to the appropriate port? Can all this be done on one machine (webserver) or will I need 2 servers + the domain controller?
Sorry if I am overlooking the obvious, I am primarily the web content publisher, and have not had the opportunity to get my hands dirty with server configuration yet.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated!