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A.K.
Frequent Advisor

8 characters hostname limitation

Hi,
I have an RP4440 running HPUX 11.23 is there a patch that can be applied in order to resolve the 8 characters hostname limitation ?

Thanks,
A.K.
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: 8 characters hostname limitation

Hi:

There isn't a patch but there is an optional product you can add:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=NodeHostNameXpnd

Be very sure to read the product cautions, patches required and know problems!

Regards!

...JRF...
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: 8 characters hostname limitation

Be sure you really need a longer hostname. You can create a system name for networking purposes that is much longer (as in a fully qualified name). The actual HP-UX hostname has historic roots in Unix and as you will see in the above document, many, many updates are needed for HP products to properly handle a long name. Non-HP programs may have unpredictable results. Most sysadmins use the /etc/hosts file to add additional network names (without the 8char limit).


Bill Hassell, sysadmin