DNS Wildcards

Posted on 2009-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a question regarding DNS wildcards. If I have a bunch of dns entries, which all point to different IP's... can I set a whilecard for * to go to a specific IP, without overriding the more specific subdomains? Thanks.
Question by:khyer123
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Chris Dent earned 100 total points
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Yes. The Wildcard always carries the lowest precedence. If a specific record exists it will be used.


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briandunkle earned 25 total points
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In both BIND and windows DNS, it's just an asterisk - You probably already knew that, I just couldn't remember so tested it in windows.

It's fun because then you can use addresses like and they still resolve. Of course if it's your webserver they'll all just go to the default page, but whatever.

Um...Yeah, what Chris said.
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lol :)


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Thanks for the info!

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