Subdomain error


#1

Im trying to cloak a subdomain from http://ancafe.net/foolsmate to http://foolsmate.ancafe.net.

when i hit apply, i am getting this error message
Invalid domain: “netfoolsmate” is not a valid TLD for a domain!.
after the domain i want to cloak.

I have never had this problem before. Its like its not seeing the backslash after .net
anyone got any ideas?


#2

If you’re trying to cloak ancafe.net/foolsmate to look like it’s really foolsmate.ancafe.net, I don’t think you can cloak a subdirectory. I think this scheme falls down because that subdirectory is not a root directory, therefore it’s possible to go up a directory and blow the scheme.

One thought that comes to mind is to use shell access and create a link:
mv foolsmate.ancafe.net foolsmate.ancafe.net.old (rename your fully hosted subdomain to get it out of the way)
ln -s ancafe.net/foolsmate foolsmate.ancafe.net (points your subdomain to the subdirectory)

I don’t know if this will work. Maybe someone will have a more graceful approach.

Seeing how the two sites really to appear separate from each other, why not do it right and install foolsmate in the fully hosted subdomain directory?

-Scott


#3

On second thought, you can do it manually:

Create the fully hosted subdomain foolsmate.ancafe.net
In the newly created subdomain, create an index.html that’s a single frame, and put in the frame content to display ancafe.net/foolsmate

I don’t have html coding for frames handy, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

-Scott


#4

When referring to subdirectories, it’s best to include the trailing slash:

http://ancafe.net/foolsmate/

to avoid an unnecessary extra server redirect from the slashless version.

I don’t know why you don’t just make the subdomain address fully-hosted and move the actual content into it anyway, to avoid the unnecessary and annoying frameset.

– Dan