I'm experimenting with the Windows 7 search domain option, so I can fake wildcard *.dev URL's.
I registered (for now) with a free dns service (www.cloudns.org) and added a wildcard A record pointing to the IP address of my webserver (Ubuntu virtual machine).
- http:// test.franssen.cloudns.org (200 OK)
- http:// test.test2.test3.franssen.cloudns.org (200 OK)
Ok, working as expected; next I added "franssen.cloudns.org" as search domain in windows 7 (and for consistency also in ubuntu).
- ping test.franssen.cloudns.org
- ping test.test2.test3.franssen.cloudns.org
- ping test
- ping test.test2.test3
The first 3 pings resolve to the IP of the virtual machine, the last one stays unresolved... what the?!
See als a screenshot which says more than a 1000 words (it's a dutch machine, but should make my point clear)