Catch ALL Setup

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Wed Feb 18 05:19:34 UTC 2009

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In message <499B8E5A.5010103 at>, Sven Eschenberg writes:
> Dear list,
> I tried googling about a Catch-All setup for a DNS, with little success. 
> I tried messing around with some zone/hint files in an isolated setup, 
> but without any success.
> What I am trying to achieve is the following:
> No matter which host/name is looked up, the DNS should spit out the same 
> IP address. The intention is to bring the users to a specific 
> webserver/webpage, not matter what web page the intend to surf to, for 
> the easiness of setting up their connection. The basic idea is, 
> unauthenticated clients will be put in an isolated network, users then 
> pop up their web browser, will land on a specific webpage with 
> instructions on which steps they need to take, to get proper access.
> I tried to create a "*" zone, which seems to be ignored by bind, or 
> rather bind doesn't like the contents of the zone file.
> I'd appreciate any pointer to some information, how I can tweak bind to 
> do such a thing.
> With best regards
> -Sven
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