catchall, if domain doesn't exist?

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Mon Nov 22 10:28:18 UTC 2010

On 21.11.10 21:57, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> I was wondering if it's possible to return a "catchall" A record for  
> domains which bind can't resolve?

not without patches (I don't know about any).

> I'm able to configure a "catchall" bind configuration where bind would  
> return the same A record for all queries; but I'd rather it returns it  
> for domains it can't resolve.

There's much more in DNS than A records. And you should know that an
information "host does not exist" is important in many cases and you could
break many applications by doing this.

It's also incompatible with DNSSEC.

Simply: don't do it.
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