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I have two minecraft servers, on sub-domains. and server1 is port 25565, server2 is port 25566.

When users want to connect to a non-default port in minecraft, they have to specify to connect to the server. On the default port, this is not needed, they can simply connect via

How can I pass along which port they're connecting to on the backside of things, so that users connecting to a non-standard port only have to type in the sub domain?

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Luckily for you, Minecraft uses SRV records when looking up servers. This allows you to specify a port for each hostname. Simply create two different SRV records in your DNS zone with different hostnames and ports:  <TTL>  IN  SRV  <priority>  <weight>   25565  <TTL>  IN  SRV  <priority>  <weight>   25566

(Note: I haven't actually used SRV myself; this is based on another page on using SRV with Minecraft.)

Note that must have an A record; that is, it cannot be a CNAME alias for another domain name.

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@Tillman32 Eh? I just picked out a random * address and looked it up, and I got an A record, not a CNAME record. (A is what maps hostnames to IPs, after all.) Using such a name in the SRV record should work fine. – Kevin Reid Feb 25 '13 at 0:40

You can also use the forced-hosts of bungeecord if you'd be interested in using a proxy. I think Cnames might work, but I've not tried it

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