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Re: Another package ported

On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 12:53:32PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 10:26:48PM -0400, Igor Khavkine wrote:
> > The only changes were the standard MAX*LEN problems. In the case
> > of MAXHOSTNAMELEN, I just defined it to 256 following SUSv2. Even
> > though the standard does not define this macro, it does say that
> > hostnames can't be longer then 256 characters.
> I always wondered about that.  In fact, I asked why we don't define it here
> a year or so ago.  POSIX says in gethostname()
>  Host names are limited to 255 bytes.
> (at least in my recent draft).
> So doesn't it make sense for us to define this macro? All users of
> MAXHOSTNAMELEN rely on the standard POSIX interface, so even if the Hurd
> itself is not limited by this, those programs might rightly rely on this
> limit and still claim POSIX compatibility.  In fact, it seems if we want to
> be POSIX compatible, we must not return hostnames longer than that limit, or?

That's a good idea. Does it go into the Hurd headers or glibc headers?
In either case it's up to Roland if he wants to include it or not.
But I think it should be defined approprietly (not that linux only
defines it to be 64).


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