Wildcards or KeyWords???
sunadmn at adelphia.net
Thu Nov 4 03:32:14 UTC 2004
Ok so yes I am basically wanting to do a redirect of HTTP traffic. This
exactly what I want to do at this site http://www.paxfire.com if anyone
has any ideas on how to emulate what is done with this appliance via DNS
please please share as I am out of ideas.
Barry Margolin wrote:
> In article <cmbucb$hj5$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
> "Kerry Thompson" <kerry at security.geek.nz> wrote:
>>It sounds like the function where you enter keywords in the location field
>>on some browsers, they get URL-wrapped and sent to a search engine and the
>>user either gets the search results page or directed to the site at the
>>top of the search.
>>This is a function of the browser program, and has nothing to do with DNS.
> It *could* be done by DNS. Similar to the way that NSI set up a *.COM
> wildcard so that any nonexistent domains would be redirected to their
> server. You could create a DNS server that reacts to nonexistent
> hostnames by returning the IP address of the search engine. The search
> engine can then look at the Host: header to find out the hostname that
> was entered into the browser.
> The problem with this is that not all hostname lookups come from names
> typed into browsers. This design would cause problems when people
> mistype hostnames in email addresses, for instance.
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