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  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    does anyone have any knowledge on setting up a catchall dns on a vps server. also is it possible to setup a catchall for emails on the vps.
     
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    I haven't done it myself but theoretically both are possible, I've never done a catch all for all domains, only for all sub domains but I had my host do them for me, but they pretty much just added *.domain.ext A and MX record.

    Since you can do dom.*.domain.ext to match a 2nd level sub, I don't see why you can't add *.com and *.co.uk *.net to your settings ?

    Have you asked your host nicely ?

    edit: Just saw this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcard_DNS_record
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    ive emailed the host yes and jsut waiting on reply. i thought i would ask here then if anyone has any solution then i can give it them if they say they dont know how to do it lol.
     
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    Whats the scenario you are trying to deal with?
    What is your DNS server running (bind I would assume)?
    You probably need to configure your http server (apache, IIS, lighty etc) to deal with it too.
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    my host is having problems understanding what i want lol (thought so)

    does anyone have any documents i can show them.
     
  7. Skinner

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    Have you looked at the apache documents ?
     
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    Can you explain in english (non technical) what it is you are wanting?
     
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    Give up and get something which is dedicated and devoid of any control panel. :cool:
     
  10. Skinner

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    A VPS shouldn't have a Control Panel anyway :p thats why most people pay extra for a panel heh. I HATE with a passion having to shell into a server, I would rather trap my nutsack in my zipper and run the zip up and down 20 times than have to deal with my server in shell :p I'm just lucky enough that my host appreciates my business :p

    Just tell them you need a wildcard A and MX record adding to BIND to point to your root user space, that should just about cover it ?
     
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