Allowing access of external XUNO URL from within your school

This article is for technicians at schools using XUNO on premise.

As XUNO should be configured to be accessible both from within your school environment and externally from a single URL, you may need to configure your DNS to direct traffic coming from your local network to your XUNO server without reaching the outside world. This article will explain how to best accomplish this.

Creating a forward lookup zone

  1. Connect to your primary DNS server.
  2. Open the DNS manager.
  3. Select Forward Lookup Zones from the left menu.
  4. Check for a lookup zone matching the name of your external XUNO URL
    If this zone exists, continue to step 8, otherwise continue below.
  5. Right-click on the whitespace in the forward lookup zones.
  6. Click New Zone.
  7. Follow the prompts to create a new zone for the domain of your XUNO URL (e.g. using the default options.
  8. Select the newly created zone.
  9. In this zone, create a new AAA or CNAME record for the host header (e.g. xuno) to the XUNO server.

Adding host header binding to IIS

  1. Connect to your XUNO server.
  2. Open the IIS manager.
  3. Locate the XUNO website from the left menu.
  4. Right click on the site and select Edit Bindings.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. Add a new record for your XUNO URL (e.g.
  7. Save and close IIS.