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From "Michael Rogers" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Help - Name Server - Maybe
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2009 21:59:21 GMT
André  Warnier! you said "Well actually, I was asking the question because I already gave
you the answer in a previous post. So make an effort and read it this time :"

There are several very nice people trying their best to help me, so I may have missed what
you had said or I tried what you said and it didn't work.  I also have some medical problems
here that interfere with my concentration.  I really don't need the snappy remarks!

I'll take this time here to say thanks to the others that are trying to help me!  After this
I may just unsubscribe from this forum.  

  From: André Warnier 
  Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 1:19 PM
  Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Re: Help - Name Server - Maybe

  Michael Rogers wrote:
  > That why I am asking the questions!  If I know I might be able to make it work.

  Well actually, I was asking the question because I already gave you the 
  answer in a previous post. So make an effort and read it this time :

  I) computers work with IP addresses, not with names.  That may surprise 
  you, but it is so.
  When you tell your browser to get "" :
  - it first looks in its own local "hosts" file to see if there is a 
  translation for "" into an IP address like
  The local hosts file can be found :
  under Unix/Linux, in /etc/hosts
  under Windows, in windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
  - if the local hosts file does not provide a translation, then your 
  browser asks "the DNS system".  That is something complicated, but 
  basically it means that it will need the IP address of another computer 
  known as a DNS Server, and it will send a message to that IP address, 
  asking for the IP address of ""
  - if the browser cannot find finally an IP address for 
  with any of the above, it gives up and tells you so.

  So, when one of your internal workstations is told to access 
  "", it will do like it is explained above.
  And, for the IP address of "", you want your 
  internal workstations to obtain the internal IP address, 
  because you don't want them to try some Internet address out there, when 
  the Apache server is right under their nose at the IP adress, 
  right ?
  So you have 2 choices in order to obtain that :
  - either you have an internal DNS server, that could respond to the 
  enquiries of your internal workstations, and give them "" as 
  response to the question : what is the IP address of" ?
  - or, you add a line into each local workstation's "hosts" file like :

  The second one is the easiest to do, if you only have a few internal 
  Try it.

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