Upgrade URL Issue


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Highland Ranger
May 3, 2004, 10:07 PM
When I hit http://thehighroad.org i get the update status page.

If I go to http://www.thehighroad.org I get the new forum.

Looks like whoever is doing your DNS isn't using the forum as the default server but going to the other one instead.

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tyme
May 3, 2004, 11:26 PM
I don't mean to be snarky -- Derek probably forgot to re-point thehighroad.org and will fix it as soon as he notices -- but those two domain names are separate. Just because most entities point www.name.com and name.com to the same web server doesn't mean they're interchangeable.

Are there any external or internal links that point to thehighroad.org rather than www.thehighroad.org, or were you just using it as a typing shortcut?

Highland Ranger
May 4, 2004, 09:58 AM
I don't want to be snarky either (what does that mean?) but . . .

Actually they are exactly the same domain name.

DNS works as follows:

When you type in http://abc.xxxx.com

DNS goes to the IP address for authoritative server that maps to xxxx.com and asks for direction to the "abc" server which can be a physical box or a logical server located on the same machine.

abc usually = "www" or the World Wide Web Server for that domain. But it may not.

In those instances where you do not specify which server you want to go to on the domain, most people when they set up their web presence, point to the www as the default when no other server is specified.

So on most domains http://www.123.com is equal to http://123.com because DNS just points you to the same spot.

Since they had this set up in this manner before, I thought they might like to know it has changed. Especially when the default server for the domain was displaying incorrect information.

BTW, when I checked this morning, it looks like they had fixed it.

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