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    CPW
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    Hey everybody,

    I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu Server for testing and design websites locally. The server's hostname is currently 'server3', so to access it in a browser on my Windows 7 RC computer, I type http://server3, or even better, http://server3.mshome.net

    What I want to be able to do is go to test.server3.mshome.net and other subdomains like that. I understand how to set those up in Apache, but I also need some way for my browser to know that test.server3.mshome.net is on server3. I've seen people do this by editing the hosts file on the client computer (the Windows one in this case), but I would like to do it without touching anything on the client computers.

    The way I understand it, with a "real" website, the domain name points to the name servers for the website, which in turn point to the correct IP addresses. The name servers would hold the entries for any subdomains.

    In my case, I suppose I need server3 to be its own name server, if that makes sense. Going to test.server3.mshome.net would, theoretically, use the name server on server3 to point back to server3 for that subdomain. Apache would handle the rest.

    I don't know if my logic is completely accurate since I'm fairly new to learning how DNS works, but I would appreciate any help you guys can provide.

    Thanks!

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    Hi there, donno :-)

    Seems like a complicated way of doing it... Guess you may have your reasons...


    You could consider using a redirect and a subfolder...

    IE maybe set a session variable for test and use a frame / similar redirect...


    Anyway just an idea...


    -Hagen
    Hagen Rose: hagen(at)jxwd(dot)co(dot)uk
    JX Web Development, Bournemouth, Dorset...JXWD.co.uk


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