Multiple wildcard levels
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Sat Jan 11 00:12:52 UTC 2003
Tom Maddox wrote:
> Kevin Darcy <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com> wrote:
> > Tom Maddox wrote:
> >> Hi, everyone,
> >> I've got a quick question with regard to wildcard host addressing.
> >> One of my users wants to have wildcard resolution for every machine
> >> on our network. I know how to do this for a single host, e.g.,
> >> *.bar.example.com will resolve foo.bar.example.com, even if there's
> >> no such actual host, but is there a simple way to do that globally?
> > You'd have to put a wildcard entry at the apex of every zone, as well as
> > for every subdomain branch (e.g. if the zone example.com has an A record
> > for foo.bar.example.com, then you'd need both a *.foo.bar.example.com
> > and a *.bar.example.com in addition to the apex *.example.com wildcard,
> > in order to catch everything under each branch level).
> Right, that much is clear. My problem at this point is that I don't
> necessarily want to designate a host to catch *.example.com, but I do
> want all hosts in example.com to catch *.host.example.com. If I can
> arrange it so that subdomain foo.example.com is not affected by that
> configuration, so much the better.
foo.example.com would not affected by a *.host.example.com wildcard.
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