MojoPortal Internal DNS

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4/11/2012 2:55:18 PM
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MojoPortal Internal DNS

Hi

Thanks for reading. I have MojoPortal installed and it is working just great (to the outside world). We have an internal DNS server that from within our company we cannot view these site as an outside viewer can. It seems things don't load (css, js, etc) and I am not sure why. 

We have removed all hard coded items and double checked script references.

An example would be beta.sitename.net works just fine from outside our office, but beta.sitename.net from within the office resolves to a computer name and then does not work. The ip even works but http://computername just doesn't work. Any ideas that can help us deploy this so everyone within our company can view the site and also launch the site to the outside world?

Thanks in advance. 

4/13/2012 9:45:33 AM
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Re: MojoPortal Internal DNS

I am going to try to answer your question. We have mojoportal and many other web sites running on servers within our network. Here is our setup. Say the url is web.myurl.com. The outside world sees the IP address as 216.x.x.x. Our internal dns server reports the address as 192.168.x.x. That is because something with our firewall and internet connection, we can't access anything 216.x.x.x inside our firewall.

Based on what you said with the IP address and the computer name, because you could be using a different IP address for internal users it might be going to a different web site than the computer name (host name) is going to.

What do you mean by does not work? What are you getting and is there anything in the log file? (data/currentlog.config)

4/13/2012 9:55:20 AM
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Re: MojoPortal Internal DNS

I agree, I think it is due to the fact that the IP was pointing to a different computer than http://computername right?

4/13/2012 10:05:54 AM
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That's possible.  What IP address do you get when you do a nslookup?

C:\>nslookup computername

It might not be a DNS problem either.  I could be a IIS website confirmation problem.

4/13/2012 10:08:24 AM
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You are right the nslookup is fine. What could be the IIS website confirmation problem?

4/13/2012 10:13:01 AM
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Re: MojoPortal Internal DNS

what happens when you do nslookup on the web server itself instead of a client machine?

does the iis web site have a host name configured in the bindings that matches the computer name?

4/13/2012 10:18:18 AM
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We are redirecting the subdomain to the IP address and it works now. Would that mean it's the IIS config?

4/20/2012 9:10:32 AM
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The work around we created for the project did not work at http://computername when moved to the production server. Any ideas?

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