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DNS wildcards in channel definition



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User Story

As a PRTG User, I want to use wildcards for DNS names configured in custom channel definition for flow configuration.

Details of User Story

Currently wildcard are allowed to use with IP addresses configured in custom channel definitions and only full DNS names are resolved. It will be good to have possibility to use wildcards in DNS names to allow aggregate traffic flows for part of domain. For example:

"#100:AmazonAWS SourceIP[*.compute.amazonaws.com]"

will aggregate traffic from any subdomain hosts (IPs).

Currently using * with DNS name is just ignored in channel configuration.

Acceptance criteria

Allow using wildcards with DNS name configured for fields SourceIP and DestinationIP to allow aggregate traffic in same domain.



add-feature dnsname prtg-kbtracker wildcard

Created on Nov 17, 2020 1:25:17 PM

Last change on Dec 2, 2021 9:08:16 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1


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