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My method for http://webmail.domain.com/

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by alanp, May 28, 2004.

  1. alanp

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    Hey,

    I see that having http://webmail.domain.com point to webmail is a pretty common request, so this is what I did to set that up with NO maintenance.

    I saw solutions of people using scripts to redirect the browser, etc. My method uses a dedicated IP address for webmail (which not everybody can do, but I found to be the easiest way for me to do this). Since I have extra IPs that aren't allocated to anything, I created a domain called webmail.mydomain.com and gave this account it's own IP address. I then set in mydomain.com's zone file:
    webmail IN NS ns1.mydomain.com.
    IN NS ns2.mydomain.com.

    I then logged into the cpanel for this account and redirected the root directory to http://ip.address.here:2095/horde/index.php (we force users to use horde, you don't have to).

    Once this was done, I needed to add A records for webmail.* to the respective zone files. To do this I ran the following commands as root from the shell:

    # cd /var/named
    # for i in `ls *.db`; do echo "webmail IN A ip.address.here" >> $i; done

    This will add the webmail.domain.com A record to each zone file that you serve.

    I then modified the zone templates to add:

    webmail.%domain% IN A ip.address.here

    So basically I have it running well, and I don't have to maintain it or fix it if a script breaks.

    I realize that this method isn't for everybody, as you need an IP address to basically waste, but it works well for me.

    I take no responsibility for you wrecking your system by doing this.

    Thanks!
     
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