Home Server Custom DNS


I’ve recently purchased Mac OS X Lion Server to play around with. I added a custom DNS record to forward server.mydomain.com to my Router’s IP address, but when I try it out, I’m just getting the router “setup” page. I’ve got the router set to DMZ and forward everything to my Apple Airport Extreme.

What am I missing?


Apparently your router is answering port 80. In the router setup there is probably the option to either turn off remote management or change the port number. If your server isn’t expecting traffic on 8080 that would be a good alternate for the router to use, then if you wanted to access the router setup remotely you could navigate to server.mydomain.com:8080 8081 and 8090 are also often listed as unofficial alternate http ports.