I have a domain name with WebFaction. I created a new subdomain that I want to point to a local server behind a NAT firewall. I can change the DNS records of the subdomain. What do I change so the FQDN points to the local server?

Thanks, Joe


Do you require that subdomain to be reachable outside your network? If not, then just point the A record of the subdomain to the IP address of your internal server.

  • Thanks, worked perfectly. For curiosity's sake, how would I make it accessible outside my network? – Joe Apr 7 '10 at 15:35
  • Joe, this is a little more difficult: the best way would be to set the A record on your DNS host (your external host) to the public IP address of the server and place an entry in your hosts file/set an A record on your LOCAL DNS server that points to your internal IP address. – Quincey Adams Apr 7 '10 at 23:05

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