Wildcard DNS (pros and cons)

Lou Goddard lgoddard at camptv.com
Fri Dec 10 19:19:04 UTC 2004

I can think of another con...
What if the user has the wild-carded example.com set up as their search
suffix?     =20

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org] On
Behalf Of JimH at Nucleus.com
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 1:25 PM
To: bind-users at isc.org
Subject: Wildcard DNS (pros and cons)

What is the purpoase of allowing *.example.com within a DNS Zone?  Is
any pros or cons in allowing this sort of thing?

I have never been a fan of wildcarding, and now people are asking for
and before getting in out my head I want to investigate this "feature"

I can think of one con.. if your charging for DNS changes then they
never have to contact you, but they could also just run there own DNS
manage themselves.


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