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Re: wildcard dns

Hello Lorenz,

El 10/11/15 a las 06:33, Lorenz Vanthillo escribió:
You need a webserver when you want to configure a wild card dns.
I think you are wrong on this one. A webServer is an HTTP server , so it only response HTTP request.
To response DNS requests you need a DNS server like BIND o DNSMASQ.
For LABs or little setups i prefers DNSMASQ because is easy to install and configure.

More info about DNSMASQ -> https://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/dnsmasq

For heavy load BIND is better , but also more complicated.

But the webserver is on another host that my master-node environment (hostnames are like: master1.example.com).
So I have just a server with apache2 (this is running).
I did the following:
edit httpd.conf file
ServerAlias *cloudapps.example.com   
#IP of my master
*.cloudapps.example.com. 300 IN  A

The flow for your clients to access your pods in openshift is:

CLIENT makes a DNS request to the DNS Server to know which is the IP of mysuperapp.cloudapps.example.com
DNS response the exposed IP of your router (this should be the public ip of one of your Nodes)
CLIENT makes a HTTP request to that IP , asking for mysuperapp.cloudapps.example.com's content
OSE's router proxies HTTP Traffic to YOUR POD.
YOUR POD responses the HTTP traffic to the OSE's router
OSE's router response to your CLIENT.
and so goes on.

So you don't need a APACHE outside your pod, only a DNS server and the router of openshift.
To configure the DNS Wildcard in DNSMASQ , in order for your clients to access your router, you need to add this line to dnsmasq's config file


Where is the ip exposed of your router.

Then restart dnsmasq's service and configure your client to use DNSMASQ ip as DNS server.

you can check the configuration doing a ping to the exposed url from your client and seeing the IP.

Will this be enough to let the router work with it? Or do I need to configure host acces or other stuff. (I don't have much experience with web and dns servers)

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