[Novalug] semi-OT: free/cheap highly flexible DNS recommendations?
kkauffman at headfog.com
Mon Sep 10 22:43:36 EDT 2007
Read the pages at dyndns on webhops and redirects as well as cloaking.
From: novalug-bounces at calypso.tux.org
[mailto:novalug-bounces at calypso.tux.org] On Behalf Of Miguel Gonzalez
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 9:30 PM
To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
Subject: Re: [Novalug] semi-OT: free/cheap highly flexible DNS
Dave Aronson escribió:
> Dear NoVaLUGgites:
> I am looking for recommendations for DNS providers with the following
> 1) FREE, or at least very cheap!
> 2) Able to forward HTTP requests with path translation. I'm not sure
> this is standard terminology, so let me explain what I mean. Say I've
> got the domain davearonson.com, and some pages hosted at my ISP under
> myisp.com/~dave. I want all requests for davearonson.com/whatever to
> go to myisp.com/~dave/whatever, AND for it to act like davearonson.com
> had its own server. That is, the URLs at davearonson.com, not
> myisp.com, are what show up in the user's address bar, and in the
> status bar if they hover over any links, and in bookmarks.
> I've seen plenty where you can certainly point davearonson.com
> wherever you want. The ones I've seen, seem to come in two kinds.
> The first just redirects right away to the "real" address (at
> myisp.com). With the second, they use frames so that the domain name
> itself is all that will ever be on the address bar, unless the user
> opens a link in a new tab or window. In that case, the "real" address
> (at myisp.com) will be what shows up. Neither is what I want. I want
> to hide where it really is (so I can change it freely), and still let
> people bookmark pages.
About this, what you are talking about is rule rewriting and it is done
in the Web Server. Apache supports this. You could run an Apache server
anywhere and rewrite those rules. But then you would need either to get
an apache server for free (assuming you want something for free) or run
it on your home network.
If not, you will have to stand either redirects or the frame solution.
There is no DNS server that can do that.
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