Custom Rules are basically a hosts file, with wildcard support. Block, redirect or spoof any domain to any IP.
Custom Rules are the basic building blocks of Control D, and allow you to create fine grained rules for specific domain names. Think of these as a hosts file in the cloud, with wildcard support.
You can have up to 10,000 Custom Rules.
To create a custom rule, choose a Profile and click Edit. Then navigate to the Custom Rules section.
Much like with Services (which are just collections of Custom Rules), one of 3 rule types can be attached to any domain name.
A BLOCK action will prevent the domain from loading, and will effectively make it inaccessible from a Device that enforces a Profile.
A BYPASS rule will resolve the domain to its true IP address from Authoritative DNS. This is useful to override Filters, Services, or the Default Rule.
A REDIRECT rule will spoof the domain via a proxy location or specific IP address chosen by you.
Custom Rules can be grouped into Folders, which can have their own actions.
If you wish to create a private domain, when you make a Custom Rule, choose Redirect and then select IP or Hostname instead of Proxies.
This will allow you to input your own IPv4 and IPv6 (or CNAME) records. Any Device that enforces this Profile will be able to resolve these custom domains, which do not exist in public DNS.
Custom rules can be exact or use wildcards. All of the following are valid:
|Domain and Rule||How it works now||How it will work in future|
|Blocks domain.com and all subdomains||Only blocks domain.com, not subdomains|
|Blocks all subdomains of domain.com but NOT domain.com||Blocks all subdomains of domain.com but NOT domain.com|
|Blocks ||Blocks |
Updated about 1 month ago