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Explaining the Settings Tab

The Settings tab allows you to specify how we will handle your domain when you are connected to the DNS2Go service and when you are not.

When I am Online:

  • Point my domain to my current IP address (recommended) - While you are connected to the DNS2Go service, your DNS2Go domain name will point to your current IP address. This option is recommended as it allows any user on the Internet to access your computer via your DNS2Go domain name. Microsoft Internet Explorer maintains its own DNS cache. If your IP address changes, you may need to restart your browser for the change to take effect.

 

  • Set my IP address to - While you are connected to the DNS2Go service, your DNS2Go domain name will point to a specific IP address.

     

  • Redirect web requests (with a www prefix) to this port - HTTP Port Relay allows DNS2Go users the ability to redirect HTTP requests to a port other than the standard, port 80. Some providers of broadband services often block port 80, preventing you from hosting a Web Server.

    When enabled, requests to your DNS2Go domain name, prefixed with 'www' (e.g. www .mydomain.dns2g .com), are automatically redirected to the port you specify. This is just another way that DNS2Go makes running your own site easier than ever.

    It is important that the URL for your web site is prefixed by 'www'. This allows DNS2Go to route the request to the appropriate port.

When I am Offline:

  • Send the visitor a web page that tells them I'm off-line - If you are not connected to the DNS2Go service your DNS2Go domain name will point to a web page stating that you are currently offline. This option makes use of the HTTP protocol redirect feature. It only applies if users attempt to access your site via a web browser using the HTTP protocol (e.g. http:// mydomain.dns2go.com).

 

  • Point my domain to this URL - If you are not connected to the DNS2Go service your DNS2Go domain name will point to the specified URL. This option makes use of the HTTP protocol redirect feature. It only applies if a user attempts to access your site via a web browser using the HTTP protocol (e.g. http:// mydomain.dns2go.com). As a result only WWW (HTTP://) URLs are allowed.

     

  • Set my IP address to - If you are not connected to the DNS2Go service your DNS2Go domain name will point to the specified IP address. To prevent any access to your domain while you are offline enter 0.0.0.0.


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Article ID: 261
Created On: Aug 19, 2004 01:35 PM

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