DNS Configuration
Posted by Joseph Carpenski on 22 June 2010 01:39 PM

Since any sub-domain in the URL is a potential LMS account; it is recommended that you configure your domain with a “wildcard” host record. With this record any sub-domain name a user enters in their browser address bar will be directed to your server and the LMS will automatically attempt to deliver the account that corresponds to that sub-domain name.

Configure your DNS by creating an A record for your domain name that points to the IP address of your Inquisiq R3™ installation, then also create a CNAME record as a wildcard that aliases all sub-domains to your A record name.

For example:

Host Name Record Type Address
inquisiqr4.com A 200.201.202.1
* CNAME inquisiqr4.com

With this configuration you do not need to create DNS records for each sub-domain– web browsers will be directed to your server no matter what sub-domain is entered in the address bar. Therefore, ‘anysubdomain.inquisiqr3.com’ will always be directed to this Inquisiq R3™ installation.

If you are unable to create a wildcard record, you may manually create DNS records for each account. Be sure that whenever a new LMS account is created, you also create a corresponding CNAME Record; using this configuration, the account will not be accessible until you do so.

For example:

Host Name Record Type Address
inquisiqr4.com A 200.201.202.1
myaccount.inquisiqr4.com CNAME inquisiqr4.com
youraccount.inquisiqr4.com CNAME inquisiqr4.com

If you are not using a domain name, but rather a hostname within your corporate network, the above still holds true. Simply replace the domain name value with that of your application server’s full hostname.

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