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DrFirewall24
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Addresses vs Wildcard FQDN Addresses

What is the difference between Addresses vs Wildcard FQDN Addresses on Fortimanager?

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hbac
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Hi @DrFirewall24,

 

There are different types of address object. Wildcard FQDN address object includes all IP addresses that the FQDN resolves to. 

 

Regards, 

dbu
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Staff

Hi @DrFirewall24 ,
When you create a Wildcard FQDN object, initially it is empty without any IP address in it and as soon as client tries to resolve the FQDN all the resolved IPs for that domain will be added to the wildcard object for this FQDN.  These IP addresses are kept in the FQDN object until the DNS entry expires. 
On the other side when you use Addresses object , you are defining what the IP addresses inside it will be. 
For this you will need 

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cwaldner
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But i can input for example *.google.com for and address object with fqdn selected. Is it the same as the wildcard-fqdn? Because the address-object can be used in address-groups.

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