How to create a DNS Host Record

Article:TECH86578  |  Created: 2007-01-10  |  Updated: 2008-01-13  |  Article URL
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You need to create a DNS Host Record.


A DNS Host Record allows IP Address resolution for specific hosts.

To create a DNS Host record in Symantec Gateway Security v3.x
  1. In the left pane of the Security Gateway Management Interface (SGMI), under Assets, click Network.
  2. In the right pane, click the DNS tab.
  3. Click New> DNS Host Record.
  4. In the DNS Host Record Properties dialog box, on the General tab, set these parameters:
    Check Enable.
    In the Host name text box, type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of this host.
  5. From the Accessibility drop down choose either:
    Public, if any host (internal or external) must resolve this information.
    Private, if only hosts on internal networks must resolve this information.
  6. In the IP Address text box type the IP address of the host, this may be a public or a private address.
    On the Aliases tab, do the following:
      1. In the Alias text box, enter the aliases, or the fully qualified domain names for this host.
      2. Click Add.
      3. Click OK.
      4. Click Activate.
  7. Click Yes to save and continue.

To add Aliases to a DNS Host Record follow the bwlow steps:
  1. Click Network.
  2. Click DNS.
  3. Choose the DNS Host Record to edit.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click Aliases.
  6. In the Aliases text box, type the Alias and click Add.
    Repeat step 5 until all needed Aliases are added.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Activate.
  9. Click Yes to save and continue.

For more information on the Symantec Gateway Security DNS Proxy, read the article Introduction to the Symantec DNS proxy .

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