Regular expressions in host names.

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Mouring
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Regular expressions in host names.

Post by Mouring » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:16 am

If you've ever looked at software like "dropbox" or any other edge-node service. You'll notice a lot of xxxx##.site.com formatted edge servers. It would be nice to give the ability to do:

Allow TCP connections to port 443 (https) of dl-client??.getdropbox.com

I truthfully don't see a need to have 40+ entries itemized out.

If there is a current way of doing this I'm not seeing it since * and ? currently don't act like wild cards.


Thanks

- Ben

koffiejunkie
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by koffiejunkie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm

I would greatly appreciate this functionality too.

Thanks
k

mbrown
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by mbrown » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 am

I second that.

Actually, even something simple such as dropbox.com matching .*\.dropbox\.com would be useful.

nicholasb
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by nicholasb » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:32 am

I would find this incredibly useful, going on essential.

packeteer
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by packeteer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:16 am

+1 to this

bozo_z_clown
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by bozo_z_clown » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:48 pm

I was just about to start a topic with pretty much exactly the same title so I thought I'd just chime in on this one.

While regular expressions would be great, simply being able to allow the top level domain (e.g. example.com) would be great.

For example:

Code: Select all

o Any connection
o -> Port 80 TCP (http)
o -> images.example.com
o -> images.example.com & Port 80 TCP (http)
o -> *.example.com

cec772
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by cec772 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:21 am

This is a duplicate and discussed at length in the thread on subdomains.
So far there has been no comment.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1082

paulc
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Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Post by paulc » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:24 pm

Actually, we have gotten a post from a dev indicating wildcards WILL be in the next engine release:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1082&start=45

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