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Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:16 am
by Mouring
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

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm
by koffiejunkie
I would greatly appreciate this functionality too.

Thanks
k

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 am
by mbrown
I second that.

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

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:32 am
by nicholasb
I would find this incredibly useful, going on essential.

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:16 am
by packeteer
+1 to this

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:48 pm
by bozo_z_clown
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:

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

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:21 am
by cec772
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

Re: Regular expressions in host names.

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:24 pm
by paulc
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