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I want to host my images on Amazon S3. So I created a bucket by the name images.foo.com and added a CNAME entry with the record host as images.foo.com and a record answer as s3.amazonaws.com.

There is a file in the bucket named image.jpg, under a folder named images. which I can access at images.foo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/images/image.jpg I cant access the same from images.foo.com/images/image.jpg

I also changed the record answer to s3.amazonaws.com/images.foo.com/, but that also doesnt work. What am I missing?

Thanks.

EDIT, AFTER THE ANSWER: Just read these pages:

http://carltonbale.com/how-to-alias-a-domain-name-or-sub-domain-to-amazon-s3

http://www.wrichards.com/blog/2009/02/customize-your-amazon-s3-url/comment-page-1/#comment-135

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Point your images.foo.com CNAME at images.foo.com.s3.amazonaws.com, the full name you want it to be an alias for. (Think 'CNAME == symlink'.)

Your first try just points to s3.amazonaws.com, which isn't what you want, and the second makes no sense, since slashes aren't valid in domain names (and also you have the parts backwards).

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yeah, i just saw a few pages, that said the same. thanks for the answer :) –  theTuxRacer Jan 21 '11 at 10:55

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