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Traffic going to wrong server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MarkPW, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. MarkPW

    MarkPW Member

    Jun 8, 2003
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    I'm in the process of migrating to a new server and some traffic is managing to get from old server to the new one. I believe this has been going on because my secondary nameserver had an A record of the new server IP. I've corrected this but of course have to wait until DNS propagation and in the meantime people are hitting the wrong server.

    Is there a way to direct traffic that is hitting the new IP back to the correct server/IP?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Beyond waiting for DNS propagation, you could ensure that services on the destination machine are disabled so that visitors do not attempt to make changes to their websites or send/receive email. You may also want to block all traffic to the destination server using a firewall management utility such as CSF. As for redirects, you could update the account's A record in the DNS zones to point to the destination server.

    Thank you.

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