On a SonicWall TZ100, is there an Address Object size limit?

Posted on 2010-01-11
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On a SonicWall TZ100, is there a limit to the number of domain names I can list in a single Address Object?

Question by:gateguard
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This is as per SonicOS enhanced 5.1 user guide [page: 211; guide page: 209, under FQDN
wildcard support Benefit]:

Wildcard FQDN entries will resolve all hostnames within the context of the domain name, up to
256 entries per AO.

Looks like this limit is not specific to platforms and should be universal.

Thank you.

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by:Jayesh Bhandari
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not sure as Dell expert some says * will work some say not working and some says both will work
practically dont look any change
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by:Blue Street Tech
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Wildcarding FQDNs will most certainly work but it depends where in the SonicWALL you are trying to do this - some areas of the UTM will only accept IP Addresses for security reasons. In general it is a Best Practice to use IP addresses instead of FQDN where possible because of DNS poisoning attacks, etc. For DNS resolution of wildcards, it depends on where you have pointed your DNS (internally or externally). For example if you point to an external DNS server then any wildcard for your domain may not resolve depending on your public DNS settings; regardless the results will be different than intended.

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