How to use DNS to redirect domain to specific port on my server
Right now I have a DNS CNAME record that makes
ftp.angryoctopus.net an alias for the actual FTP URL domain, which is
The goal is that a client should be able to type
ftp://ftp.angryoctopus.net/ in their browser's address bar, and be directed to Angry Octopus's FTP site on my server - which is hosted at port 65021.
Of course the hostname won't resolve.
Is it possible to accomplish this type of alias somehow, or am I just beating a dead horse? This reminds me of DynDNS, which I used a few years ago for something-or-other. How does DynDNS spoof ports like that, and can I immitate it to make this work?
I should add that this is running on a stand-alone server, hosting multiple FTP sites. I am using Windows Server 2003 w/SP2 for DNS and IIS 6.0