[clug] FW: DNS CNAME rewriting?

Ambrose Andrews ambrose.andrews at anu.edu.au
Sat Nov 12 04:50:09 GMT 2005

In essence, no.

The dns resolution is one thing, and the http request is another.

Pointing the request to the right IP will not change the fact that the http
header information will contain the hostname as part of the request.  For
the server to know to do something special with that request, it needs to be
configured to do so.

One option you'd have is to point the dns for your .com.au domin to some
*other* host under your control and have *that* server redirect to the
corresponding .com locations.

The other is to get your outsourced host to configure .au aliases for each
of the currently working virtual hosts. (probably the way to go).  If I
understand correctly, your old host was configured with 3 virtual hosts each
with a corresponding .au alias, but your new host is not configured the same


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