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translating ip address to url

translating ip address to url

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We have a windows 2012 server running IIS8 with several sites. Each site has a corresponding external ip address.

One of the sites setup is actually a portal section of another domain which we do not host.

What is required to have ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx display domain.com/portal/ in address bar of browser? Currently, the portal is accessible via ip only.

Thanks in advance for any guidance,
Sheila

RE: translating ip address to url

>What is required to have ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx display domain.com/portal/
The question shows a lack of the base principle. the domain name is translated to an IP and not vice versa. IP Addresses are the only real addresses. Memorable, alphanumeric domain names need to be resolved to IP addresses.

The simplest thing resolving some domain name to a certain address in windows is to make an entry in the hosts file located in a windows system dir. It has the "magic" to let localhost resolve to the IP address 127.0.0.1

So you could change the host file, but that would need to be done on every client, so this surely isn't applicable, if you want the whole world to get to your IIS server. And even just in a small corporate intranet that would be a pain to do. To define such names you have to consult someone knowing about how to define thee needed DNS records for your local DNS server, this is where my knowledge already ends.

I'm sure someone else might pick up from here.

One essential thing is, if you setup something in your own Domain and define a DNS record for a so called CNAME, that'll not süread into the whole internet, such "real" domains will need a registration at the TLD registrar, as with any hosting, even if you just want the domain.

Bye, Olaf.





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