How to redirect hostname to certain IP/server



  • i have internet cybercafe and setup movie server on it.
    for example, 192.168.1.11 is for my movie server ip.

    client from pc1 will browse to www.movieserver.com to have a view.
    question is, how to redirect www.movieserver.com to ip 192.168.1.11?

    point is i want to hide server ip from showing up on browser address bar.

    ;)


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    what are you using for dns on your network - pfsense?  If so just create a host override for that fqdn and point it to whatever IP you want.

    But if your trying to hide IPs from users - they must be really stupid users if you think they can not find IP of www.somedomain.tld



  • i just learned from google. I need to configure DNS forwarder.
    thanks for ur kind reply. if i stuck somewhere i will get back here.

    i dont think they are too stupid. But im do this for some reasons.
    anyway ..thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    The dns forwarder is on by default I do believe in pfsense.  So nothing to configure other than the override there

    example from my home network, but you can put in anything you want there, I could have say www.google.com point to one of my private addresses if I wanted to.




  • thanks a lot and i really appreciate ur reply ..

    mayb i can try put host, domain and ip as below
    HOST      DOMAIN                  IP
    www      .movie-server.com    192.168.1.11


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    sure just like that - see I just pointed it to my .100 box




  • If you want to do it quicker/for debugging purposes one could add lines like these to the Advanced config of the DNS forwarder (dnsmasq):

    address=/www.google.se/192.168.0.1/
    address=/ftp.debian.org/192.168.0.2/
    address=/ads.double-click.net/127.0.0.1/
    ...
    

    It's easier to maintain when doing tests but not that organized.



  • @asura:

    thanks a lot and i really appreciate ur reply ..

    mayb i can try put host, domain and ip as below
    HOST       DOMAIN                   IP
    www       .movie-server.com     192.168.1.11

    I am pretty sure for domain you would put "movie-server.com" without the leading "."


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