Bhyve / jails network response

markham breitbach markham at
Mon Jan 16 15:45:20 UTC 2017

That is most certainly a DNS issue.  You will need to make sure that you
have configured a DNS server that can route to your private IP address.


On 2017-01-16 8:28 AM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> I am experimenting with a jailed application, Drupal, hosted on a
> BHyve VM.  Presently this jail responds only to an private IP. Our DNS
> is set up to respond to the domain name given to this jail and the
> reverse zone is also set up to properly return the domain assigned to
> that IPv4.
> When I ping this address using either the domain or the IP from our
> LAN I get an immediate response.  However, when I ssh into the jail
> then it seems to take a significant period of time before I get a
> prompt. I would like to determine the source of this delay.
> It is an artefact of running a jail on a VM?
> It is an artefact of sshd running in a jail?
> It there a DNS issue somewhere?
> Is running jails on a VM a generally poor implementation choice. In
> other words should one use either Jails on the hardware host or VMs
> but not try an run jails within a VM?

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