"hosts" file for jails (ezjail)

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Mon Aug 25 03:47:13 UTC 2014


On Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:35:29 -0400
Stephen Cook <sclists at gmail.com> 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.
> Any advice is welcome! Thanks!
what you want is against the idea of jails. What you can do, creates in
the root filesystem the hosts file and write a script which copies it
then into the jails.


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