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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: max hostname length?
Date Sun, 23 Mar 1997 22:34:13 GMT
On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:

> Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > 
> > Garey Smiley wrote:
> > > 
> > > Whats the maximum hostname length?
> > > 
> > Depends on the OS. Usually
> > 
> > #define MAXHOSTNAMELEN  256             /* max hostname size */
> > 
> > in /usr/include/sys/param.h.
> 
> Can this be true? Surely its defined by some RFC somewhere?

There is an absolute maximum length (well, there are a number of them
which are all different which is why I won't quote any number here...) but
various OSes impose their own limits.


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