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Attaching a Domain Name to a Server located "behind" a DSL connection?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 07, 2006 11:23AM
OK.. I was asked by one of the schools I do work for if they could host the domain name they currently own and are having hosted someplace else...

The school is connected to the internet via DSL with a fixed external IP.

setting aside, for the moment, any contractual limitations of the DSL provider... Since I have an OS X Server on that campus that could host their web page, what would be involved with "attaching" their domain name to the schools internal Web server?

To be honest, I told them "probably not possible, but I'll check"... but I'm curious!

The contract with the DSL provider will probably make it impossible... but I'm trying to learn more about this whole Eye-Pee and that there inter-web thang... grinning smiley

Thanks in advance!



Paul F.
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Re: Attaching a Domain Name to a Server located "behind" a DSL connection?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: December 07, 2006 11:54AM
Wouldn't it work just like you can do with your home DSL connection?

Set up port forwarding on the router - point port 80 to the internal IP address of your OS X box.

Figure out who is handling the DNS for their domain name, and change the destination IP address to the static IP that you have with your DSL connection.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2006 11:56AM by MGS_forgot_password.
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Re: Attaching a Domain Name to a Server located "behind" a DSL connection?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 07, 2006 12:01PM
MGS beat me to it.



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Re: Attaching a Domain Name to a Server located "behind" a DSL connection?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 07, 2006 12:45PM
That sounded too easy...
I figured it must be more complicated than that ! grinning smiley



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Attaching a Domain Name to a Server located "behind" a DSL connection?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: December 07, 2006 01:20PM
That is the easy part, the hard part is what the terms of the DSL and DNS contracts allow or limit you to doing. As well as if the ISP involved blocks port 80.



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