cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

HOSTNAME LENGHT

Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

HOSTNAME LENGHT

This is the only way I can reply to the question on hostname lenght.

It is defined in sys/params.h
and on hpux 11 is :-
#define MAXHOSTNAMELEN 64 /* max length of hostname */

So a hostname of :-
The_computer_in_the_building_next_to_the_bus_station_by_the_lake is feasable (count 'em)

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
3 REPLIES
Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: HOSTNAME LENGHT

Forget the above I forgot the tie in with uname.

Sorry - slapped wrist and sent to bed early.

;-( Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
Trevor Dyson
Trusted Contributor

Re: HOSTNAME LENGHT

Hi,

Although it is possible to set it longer than 8 chars, a whole heap of things will not work as they were written when the maximum length was 8 chars and still assume to be so.



Best to stick with 8 chars
I've got a little black book with me poems in
Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: HOSTNAME LENGHT

Hi Trevor
I was trying to answer a question on the lenght of hostname but could not get the reply button to work so I posted the answer this way and got it wrong which I indicated in my second post.

It's late 22:20 UK time and I am going home before I type rm -R * at root as superduperusr.

bye

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon