Question about wildcards

  • 12 May 2020
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What are the limits of wildcards in the egress filtering tool? Can it be used in the middle of a URL or just at the end? For example, is this legal and does it work like you would expect?


or is that just the equivalent of:


Also, are these two identical or different?



Charles Wise


Best answer by Tomasz_aviatrix 12 May 2020, 23:36

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Charles Wise I just ran a quick test with the following rule in my Blacklist:

- mail.*.com

I was unable to access, but I was able to access Worked as you'd expect.


Regarding the second question, these two rules are different. - will only apply to (

* - will not apply to (, but it will apply to something like 


Hope this helps