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DNS and Bing connection to hosted web server

We have DNS setup and it seems to work fine with one exception. When
searching our own name on Bing ("mhtn") it points to "mhtn.com" not
"www.mhtn.com". Within our network clicking on this link fails saying it
cannot resolve "mhtn.com". Outside our network it works just fine.

My conclusion is that something in our internal DNS setup is set wrong. How
can I create a resource record to correctly resolve "mhtn.com" the same as
"www.mhtn.com"? Is there some forwarding I have setup wrong?

Thanks in advance!
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Absent Member.
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Assuming this is OES linux, or another linux box, you can use yast to make the change or just edit the zone file directly. I prefer the latter once the zone has already been setup. If this is OES and you are using the DNS/DHCP console, then you may have to muddle through it as I don't remember the exact details under the java console.

You need a mhtn.com. record (notice the trailing .)
The zone file will have an entry as follows:
mhtn.com. IN A ip.addr.of.srvr
www IN A ip.addr.of.srvr

The first is for the mhtn.com entry, and the second is for the MHTN Architects entry (assuming the zone file is for mhtn.com)

Hope that helps.
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Use a better search engine. Googline for 'mhtn' goes to www.mhtn.com
(the actual web server.... crazy that Google would do that, truly crazy)
and works nicely.

On the DNS side of things it sounds like your DNS server is set to do
things differently internally than externally. Are they the same DNS
service? Does the following act differently from the different
environments?

dig mhtn.com
dig www.mhtn.com

I would guess you simply do not have an A record for mhtn.com on the
inside, but that makes me think you have separate services or views
setup in DNS. Anyway, without knowing more it may also be the web
browser automatically trying www.mhtn.com but testing from here both
mhtn.com and www.mhtn.com resolve to the same thing so the tests
internally (in your environment) would probably be the most interesting
next step.

Good luck.



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DNS "views" (assigning external queries to one server, and internal to other queries) doesn't work on NetWare or OES' DNS. It does work with SLES.
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