Problem resolving sources.lists
I'm not sure if this is the correct list to be asking this question, so if it
is not, my feelings will not be hurt if you yell at me.
I have a box that I just converted to debian (mail server) on my NAT'd DMZ
network. I have a local debian mirror on my DMZ. The mirror is also NAT'd to
a local network IP. I listed the mirror server in the mail server's hosts
file. When I attempt to have dselect update the package list, it resolves the
mirror server (through dns rather then hosts file) to the public address and
will not connect. I can't put the local IP address in the sources.list file
because the mirror server is a virtual server on my web server. My host.conf
has 'hosts,dns' and and when I try to ping the mirror by hostname it resolves
as expected to the local IP address.
Is the any way to get the package management system to use the hosts file
first to resolve rather then going straight to dns.