Catch ALL Setup

Stacey Jonathan Marshall Stacey.Marshall at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 18 16:27:29 UTC 2009

On 02/18/09 05:19, Mark Andrews wrote:
> 	$ORIGIN .
> 	@ 0 SOA ...
> 	@ 0 NS ...
> 	* 0 A
Just be careful of what you wish for, don't come back here saying that 
your resolver search path is no longer working ;-)

To explain, lets say you use the above in and configure 
clients with 'search' in 
resolv.conf. A resolver looking for 'test', hoping to find it as 
'' would query the name server for 
first and get back ' IN A'.

> 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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