"hosts" file for jails (ezjail)

Stephen Cook sclists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 01:35:14 UTC 2014

Is there a way to get a bunch of jails (I'm using ezjail) to share the 
same hosts file, preferably one stored somewhere on the host OS? I tried 
putting a symlink in the "flavour" template but when a jail is created 
with that the symlink within the jail pointed to itself and gave me some 
sort of recursive error when I tried to "cat" it.

I'd like to be able to update the file when I add a new jail, and have 
the others able to connect to it by whatever stupid name I give it, 
without editing all those different hosts files. But I suspect the whole 
point of jails being kept separate from the host filesystem might be in 
my way.

Any advice is welcome! Thanks!

-- Stephen

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