"hosts" file for jails (ezjail)

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Aug 25 02:52:42 UTC 2014

On Sun, 24 Aug 2014, Stephen Cook wrote:

> 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.

Could you run a local DNS server?  Of course, it would need to be 
started before the jails.  Or, if in a jail, that jail would need to be 
started first.

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