Wildcard in NS record

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Fri Oct 19 22:01:38 UTC 2001

Wildcard NS'es can't legally work, since "delegation cancels the wildcard
defaults" (I'm quoting from RFC 1034 here). BIND 9 is just enforcing the
standards that earlier BIND versions should have been enforcing. You'll
have to delegate each subzone individually.

- Kevin

Ame wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a wildcard in the NS record of a domain.tld on ns1.server.tld :
> @    NS    ns1.server.tld.
> @    NS    ns2.server.tld.
> *    NS    ns1.server.tld.
> for delegate every subdomain of domain.tld on the same server.
> With BIND 8.2.3 it works without problem but with BIND 9.1.3 in
> named.messages I see:
> invalid NS owner name (wildcard)
> and it doesn't work.
> Someone can help me?
> Ame

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