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Hello i am trying to setup a DNS to resolve to two different servers using ip addresses.

we currently have the following set up

* A record -> Server A IP A record -> Server B IP

This works fine however we want to be able to do the following but are unable to get it to resolve correctly

* A record -> Server A IP (any other request ending in
* A record -> Server B IP (any request ending in

in this example if i ping i get server A's Ip. Where as i would like to get server B's IP

Is what im trying to do possible? and if it is can someone please offer some guidance on how it should be set up.


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BIND or Windows? – Dusan Bajic Oct 11 '13 at 13:43
Windows, sorry ill retag the question – Nicholas King Oct 11 '13 at 13:45
I configured this in my environment and it works as expected. – Dusan Bajic Oct 11 '13 at 14:01
creating 2 diff zone? one for another for should solve this problem i havent tested it on windows but in linux with bind i have something simillar for internal views. – tike Oct 11 '13 at 14:06
Hello @dusan.bajic im an idiot i was pinging and getting server A's ip. it does indeed work as i need to ping to get the correct ip. Would you kindly create an answer saying such so i can mark it as correct. Thank you very much for your assistance :-) – Nicholas King Oct 11 '13 at 15:30
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I configured this in my environment and it works as expected.

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thank you very much @dusan.bajic – Nicholas King Oct 11 '13 at 15:37

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