We host several web based applications outside of intranet. The URL's to these applications are long, complex and overall not user friendly. Ex:
http://hostingsite:port/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx <-- (production) http://hostingsite:port22/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx <-- (dev) http://hostingsite:port33/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx <-- (test)
I'd like to create an internal DNS entry to allow users to access these sites with ease. Ex:
http://prod --> http://hostingsite:port/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx http://dev --> http://hostingsite:port22/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx
I'm not familiar with the DNS process and setup, as far as I know a DNS can only be redirected to an IP, but not to subdomains for directory paths as described above? Is this a correct assumption?
I am thinking for throwing up an internal webserver that will listen to the internal DNS entries and redirect to the external sites.
http://prod --> [internal webserver] --> redirect --> http://hostingsite:port/approot/folder/folder/login.aspx
Is there a better way to do this?