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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • IIRC (it's been a while), but each 'third-level' domain is just another host with its own A (address) or CNAME (alias to an A) record -- www.mysite.com, mail.mysite.com, use.mysite.com, etc. The folks who maintain your DNS definitely need to do this for you as it's all part of the same hostfile.
    • Hmm ... ok. That answers one of my questions. My punk-ish ISP folks charge me $50/DNS entry/year ... not sure if a third-level is worth that (yet). I was trying to install RT [fsck.com] and it wants its own virtual domain in your httpd.conf file... I tried with an Alias and Location tag in the httpd.conf, but that didn't seem to work.

      Jason

      • $50 per domain or $50 per DNS entry? The latter is highway robbery, IMO. Changing the zone takes on the order of 60 seconds even for a slow typist, and zones are changed very rarely. If so you should look into another service: maybe even the (super cool perl supporters [dyndns.org]) DynDNS [dyndns.org]. It seems like the Custom DNS service lets you admin your zone from the web. Tres cool.
        • Well, per domain, but I bet if I ask 'em for a third-level entry, they'll charge me another $50. Haven't asked 'em yet, tho. I'll check out DynDNS - Thanks!

          Also, I went to B&N and grabbed wrox's Professional Apache which answered my question about the backup server: setup DNS on the web server and if it fails, have the second DNS point to the second web server.

          Hmmm ... I've got a lot to learn...

          Jason