Istio-ingressgateway default backend?

Is it possible to have a default backend much like the nginx-ingress-controller:

For example, by passing the flag to the controller:

- --default-backend-service=namespace-name/service-name

Is there an equivalent for the istio-ingressgateway; if no bound virtualservce matches, a request is sent to a particular service?

I think if you define a gateway with host “" and a virtual service with host "” for that gateway, it should do what you want.

This doesn’t seem to work the way you would expect (guessing you meant “*” as “” isn’t valid?), I’ll keep testing, but Ideally you would want the same way of configuring this as the nginx-ingress gateway (IMHO) as it is clearer what to do when nothing works, rather than just serving up a 404 error