On Monday 25 March 2002 09:44, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Now, can I set up a DNS server on my machine that takes requests for
> *.nologic.org and handles * by redirecting to itself? Or will I have to get
> my ISP (yes, it's hosting365) to handle this? The way I see it my machine
> should be capable of handling requests for the nologic.org domain and any
Only if that machine is recognised as the nameserver for nologic.org. You
might be able to get the hosting company to let your server be the primary
nameserver for the domain (I assume you are using bind) and have one of their
servers be the secondary nameserver, which will update itself from your
primary nameserver. Then you can do what you want....
It is possibly in bind (and djbdns, but w2k dns doesn't like it much) to set
up a record that uses wildcarding: eg
*.nologic.org. IN A 10.0.0.1
This might be all you need. People will try to tell you to use CNAMEs, but
they aren't necessary, and require extra lookups on the client. (Don't forget
at least one PTR record though).
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