Non-terminal wildcards?

Paul A Vixie vixie at
Mon Aug 23 22:38:06 UTC 1999

> Anyone have any reaction to that message I sent a few weeks ago about
> non-terminal wildcards working in BIND 8?  That is, putting
> mail.*    IN    <something>
> *    IN    <something else>
> actually works (you get <something> back when looking up
>, and <something else> back when looking up
> Intentional?  Unintentional?

unintentional.  the spec does not prohibit this from working but does not
require it.  it will only "work" ("return something") in certain corner
circumstances.  bind9 won't do it at all (unless the spec is changed to
require it, which is unlikely.)

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