Chris Buxton cbuxton at menandmice.com
Fri Mar 14 16:50:41 UTC 2008

Because you mentioned DNS & BIND, the O'Reilly book by Paul Albitz and  
Cricket Liu (the latter of whom is my former colleague), I will start  
by pointing you to the correct page in his book.

In the 5th edition of DNS & BIND, look on page 488 for a description  
of wildcard records. This is in Chapter 17, Miscellaneous.

In RFC 1034, section 4.3.3, author Paul Mockapetris gave us a very  
good definition of how wildcards work, including examples.

Chris Buxton
Professional Services
Men & Mice

On Mar 13, 2008, at 10:47 PM, Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:

> Hi,
> I have some domain names registred at gandi and they allow me to use  
> '*'
> as wildcard in the zone file.
> Unfortunately, reading the "DNS & Bind" book, I dont find any  
> mention of
> that wildcard. It plays the role of a catchall but for domain/zone  
> names.
> I might have read the book too fast,...
> Would you please how could I use that feature on my Bind 9?
> I pointer to some documentation would be more appreciated than a
> practical solution to my problem.
> I want that feature because it will be for a community website  
> whereeach
> member will have a subzone of the community domain, and it's better  
> for
> us to explicitely define the names we dont want the members to take  
> and
> let them play with the left ones.
> Thank for any help.

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