January 20th, 2012, 08:54 AM
Intranet Site Question
So I have an intranet site setup and I want my internal users to only have to type the word intranet in their browsers in stead of the entire server name and port number (example: intranet:8080/share) I can't remember if this is something I need to in DNS or in the GPO.
Thanks for the help.
January 20th, 2012, 11:52 AM
DNS won't do anything for ports. You'd have to do the redirect on whatever is running the site.
January 20th, 2012, 07:04 PM
You'll be able to only type the name if you:
1) have a record created in DNS
2) your windows computer is configured with a domain suffix that matches the domain where this record resides.
For port numbers, as discussed, not with DNS. On the web server, you need two web sites, one that listens on port 80 and the other that listens on port 8080. On the website that listens to port 80, use one of the following redirect methods:
1) on a default.htm page, do a redirect using the META tag approach.
2) have the webserver do a redirect to the other website (configured in the webserver app)
3) if you are running php or .net, do the redirect in code.
January 21st, 2012, 10:03 AM
4) Configure the :80 website as a reverse proxy to the :8080 site.
Originally Posted by [JM]
5) Since you must necessarily have something running on port 80 anyways, put your site there to begin with.
February 4th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Re: Intranet Site Question
For users on the Local Area Network, add the desired name to the HOSTS file with the appropriate private address. You can use any shortcut name you desire as the HOSTS file will take precedence over DNS.
February 5th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Using the HOSTS file is not going to help sdooley with regard to the port requirement.