domain name masking

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Im using domain forwarding to my home server. While im using masking, it only shows the original url. if i refresh a page, it takes me back to the index page. Is there a way to fix this problem? I am running win2k, with apache server. Someone said I needed a dns server. Do you agree/disagree? Any help would be appreciated.
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No, there really isn't a way to fix this since what masked url forwarding does is when the URL is typed in it goes through the domain host server, and the server takes the URL to be masked and slaps it in a frame that is the size of the browser window.

This causes all navigation links to open up within that frameset, keeping the URL in the address bar the same, and when refreshed the same process happens over (going through the server then displaying the masked URL page in the frame).
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Can't say I'm happy with your news. Thanks much for clearing that up.
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There is a good side I think.


If I remember correctly some mask url forwarding service providers provide sort of a "smart mask" type option (not sure of what it is called exactly) where lets say your masked domain is...

yoursite.someothersite.com/folder/file.jpg

and the masked url domain can then be

yoursite.com/folder/file.jpg


So in essence you can create a link in HTML like this...
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<A TARGET="_top" HREF="yoursite.com/folder/file.jpg">Link</A>
(the target must be set to _top so it breaks out of the frameset)

That will then set the browsers address bar to "yoursite.com/folder/file.jpg", which when refreshed, will show that same file ;)


That is however... if your masked url service provider allows for this kind of redirecting method.

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