URL Alias WildCard for Windows Updates



  • Hello.

    I only want to allow the access to windows update servers, but the issue is that the list of URLs that microsoft is providing has Wildcards like:

    http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    And when i put that into the Alias the line dissapear.

    Do you know any way to make this?? any of you are filtering all but windows updates??


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Can't be done. There is no way to obtain a list of IP addresses for a wildcard domain. You would have to resolve every possible hostname which would be infeasible if not impossible.

    One of the other packages, such as pfblockerng might have a pre-compiled list you can use. Not sure.


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