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                     36: .Dd June 4, 1993
                     37: .Dt GETHOSTNAME 3
1.8       garbled    38: .Os
1.1       cgd        39: .Sh NAME
                     40: .Nm gethostname ,
                     41: .Nm sethostname
                     42: .Nd get/set name of current host
1.5       perry      43: .Sh LIBRARY
                     44: .Lb libc
1.1       cgd        45: .Sh SYNOPSIS
1.14    ! wiz        46: .In unistd.h
1.1       cgd        47: .Ft int
1.6       kleink     48: .Fn gethostname "char *name" "size_t namelen"
1.1       cgd        49: .Ft int
1.6       kleink     50: .Fn sethostname "const char *name" "size_t namelen"
1.1       cgd        51: .Sh DESCRIPTION
1.7       lukem      52: .Fn gethostname
1.1       cgd        53: returns the standard host name for the current processor, as
                     54: previously set by
                     55: .Fn sethostname .
                     56: The parameter
                     57: .Fa namelen
1.9       wiz        58: specifies the size of the
1.1       cgd        59: .Fa name
1.12      wiz        60: array.
                     61: The returned name is null-terminated unless insufficient
1.1       cgd        62: space is provided.
                     63: .Pp
1.7       lukem      64: .Fn sethostname
1.1       cgd        65: sets the name of the host machine to be
                     66: .Fa name ,
                     67: which has length
                     68: .Fa namelen .
                     69: This call is restricted to the super-user and
                     70: is normally used only when the system is bootstrapped.
                     71: .Sh RETURN VALUES
1.12      wiz        72: If the call succeeds a value of 0 is returned.
1.13      wiz        73: If the call fails, a value of \-1 is returned and an error code is
1.1       cgd        74: placed in the global location
                     75: .Va errno .
                     76: .Sh ERRORS
                     77: The following errors may be returned by these calls:
                     78: .Bl -tag -width Er
                     79: .It Bq Er EFAULT
                     80: The
                     81: .Fa name
                     82: or
                     83: .Fa namelen
                     84: parameter gave an
                     85: invalid address.
                     86: .It Bq Er EPERM
                     87: The caller tried to set the hostname and was not the super-user.
                     88: .El
                     89: .Sh SEE ALSO
1.10      wiz        90: .Xr gethostid 3 ,
1.4       jtc        91: .Xr sysctl 3 ,
1.3       neil       92: .Xr sysctl 8
1.6       kleink     93: .Sh STANDARDS
                     94: The
                     95: .Fn gethostname
                     96: function conforms to
                     97: .St -xpg4.2 .
1.10      wiz        98: .Sh HISTORY
                     99: The
                    100: .Nm
                    101: function call appeared in
                    102: .Bx 4.2 .
1.1       cgd       103: .Sh BUGS
                    104: Host names are limited to
                    105: .Dv MAXHOSTNAMELEN
                    106: (from
                    107: .Ao Pa sys/param.h Ac )
1.6       kleink    108: characters including null-termination, currently 256.

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