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using domain names in access rules

In an access-rule, is there a way to define a host by using its FQDN, without the IOS resolving the name to an IP address? My problem is that I'm trying to give my home PC secure access to my router's SDM, but my ISP changes my IP address every few days. I have DDNS service from, so I have a valid FQDN that never changes. Is this possible? I have a Cisco 2811 with IOS version 12.4(3g). Any help or advise will be appreciated.


Re: using domain names in access rules

AFAIK no. You could restrict by the ISP's address space. That will lock it down a little.

HTH and please rate.

bjw Silver

Re: using domain names in access rules

Agreed, you have to have some semblence of an IP address segment. In my part of the world we pay the extra $9.99 to get a static IP Address from a local ISP. When it comes to having reliable remote access to the network we have to administer and maintain, it's worth it.