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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <hilton at quarkit dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Name Resolution
 Date:  Fri, 22 Oct 2004 07:55:49 +1000
Hi All,

I recently posted a question to the USERS list about this, and had a
reply to say it wasn't possible.  I've still not got an ADSL connection
here, good ol' Tel$tra is keeping to their poor performance records.

Anyway, currently m0n0wall doesn't allow a FQDN to be used in its
"aliases" section, or in other places in its web interface.  I suggest
adding this as an option that is disabled by default to keep those who
think that this is insecure happy.

If, in the "Aliases" section, there's a checkbox that offers "Allow FQDN
as well as IP Address", then those who need to use dynamic DNS names
because they don't have a static IP Address (or the remote end doesn't)
can do so - for example, to allow an external dynamic user access to a
particular port.

Currently, only IP Addresses are allowable which is fine in most cases.
There are however a number of situations that I can see - and a few I
have encountered - where this is not sufficient.

Could this functionality please be added to the m0n0wall 1.2 Beta
versions if there is no significant opposition.



Hilton Travis                          Phone: +61 (0)7 3344 3889
(Brisbane, Australia)                  Phone: +61 (0)419 792 394
Manager, Quark IT                      http://www.quarkit.com.au
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