[Mailman-Users] Lapsed domain name
gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Thu Dec 4 05:41:29 CET 2008
On 12/03/2008 12:35 PM, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> There are a couple of techy ways you could do this:
> - Point the hosts file at the relevant IP address of the web server
> you use to manage the domain/Mailman setup, then point a web browser
> at it. It should work locally.
> - If you have a local DNS server, and you know the authoritative DNS
> servers provided by the original web host, create a stub zone with
> the relevant NS records pointing to those nameservers. When a client
> using that nameserver tries to resolve the relevant domain name, the
> DNS resolver should look up and return the records from the old
Hat's off to you Andrew. I was going to recommend the exact same thing.
I just wanted to see if any one else thought of this.
I'll give a little more detail on how to do this so it is easier for the OP.
On a Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3/2k8/Vista system, you need to edit the "hosts"
file, which should be located in the %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc
directory (%SystemRoot% usually evaluates to C:\Windows or C:\WinNT
depending on version). You need to add a new line any where in the file
that has the IP address and a few spaces and the domain name (with or
with out the www.). Close your web browser that you want to use, flush
your DNS ("ipconfig /flushdns" at a command prompt, or just reboot),
re-open your web browser and try the domain name. To remove the
listing, just delete the line from the hosts file and re-flush things.
On a unix system, you will need root (or comparable) access to edit the
/etc/hosts file, with the same type of routine as above. I don't know a
convenient way to flush DNS on a unix box, so just try closing and
re-opening your web browser.
On a Mac... Sorry, I don't know on a Mac. OS X (any release) should be
similar to unix (seeing as how it is a BSD and all). As for Classic OS
(1-9) I have *NO* clue.
If any one wants an explanation as to why or how this works, just ask.
Grant. . . .
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