Hostname(with wildcards) based access-list or policy.

Unanswered Question
Apr 3rd, 2009
User Badges:

Is there any way in cisco to use hostnames with wildcards either in ACL, or Policy, class map etc, for example I want to identify following devices with one keyword..for blocking/permit etc






I want to capture all these with wildcard UKlondon*

something like regular expressions...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
John Blakley Fri, 04/03/2009 - 08:38
User Badges:
  • Purple, 4500 points or more

You can group them in object-groups. You'll need to configure their names and then create an object group:

name uklondon001

name uklondon002

object-group network UKLONDONS

network-object host uklondon001

network-object host uklondon002

access-list permit tcp any object-group UKLONDONS eq 80

The above (from memory so don't quote me) will allow any traffic to hit any of those servers on port 80.

If you're wanting to do this for certain websites like or, you'll need to use regex and class-maps.



ravinder.dahiya Fri, 04/03/2009 - 08:41
User Badges:

Thanks!! for reply..

1. Infact I am looking for a solutions in routers.

2. Still I am not able to see wildcards.

John Blakley Fri, 04/03/2009 - 08:43
User Badges:
  • Purple, 4500 points or more

No, you won't be able to use wildcards or regex in an acl.


This Discussion