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  • Cannot see external website

    Probably a pretty simple question for those who know more than me!
    I am providing support for 'thecompany' but www.thecompany.com is hosted by a third party.
    Workstations on the local network cannot view www.thecompany.com on their browsers (but no problem with any other external urls).
    From the local network, I can ping the IP address of www.thecompany.com but not the name (host not found).
    So I think it's a DNS issue. Do I simply remove the thecompany.com forward lookup zone entry to enable access to www.thecompany.com from the local network?
    TIA

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    Re: Cannot see external website

    Not being an SBS guru can you not just create a new 'A' host record with the IP address of the website?

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Cannot see external website

      is your AD domain called 'thecompany.com'? If it is you will have to manually add the IP of the website to local DNS. (WWW)

      Kinda what m80arm said.
      Last edited by Lior_S; 14th November 2006, 15:36. Reason: Spelling
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      • #4
        Re: Cannot see external website

        Thanks guys - that was the information I needed - and I read up on DNS records etc and have a better understanding now.
        GG

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        • #5
          Re: Cannot see external website

          No Problem

          Remember, if you need any more help you know where to find it.

          Let us know how you get on

          Michael
          Michael Armstrong
          www.m80arm.co.uk
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          • #6
            Re: Cannot see external website

            If you want to read up even more on this, use "your favourite search engine" to look up Split DNS.
            TIA

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            • #7
              Re: Cannot see external website

              Thanks guys - problem solved!
              And thanks for that info, Teiger.

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