nodehostnamesize(5)nodehostnamesize(5)NAMEnodehostnamesize - size of node name and host name
The HP-UX operating system default configuration allows the system node
name and host name to be up to 8 and 64 bytes in length, respectively.
The node name supports the UUCP utilities. The host name supports the
internet Domain Name Services (DNS) host name label.
Setting a node name of more than 8 bytes or a host name of more than 64
bytes is possible only with the appropriate configuration options
See the whitepaper for more information.
It is strongly recommended that all related documentation be completely
understood before setting a larger node or host name. A node name
larger than 8 bytes, or host name larger than 64 bytes, can cause
anomalous behavior or failure in applications which use the and/or com‐
mands or the and/or system functions to obtain the names.
SEE ALSOhostname(1), uname(1), uucp(1), setuname(1M), gethostname(2), sethost‐
name(2), uname(2), hostname(5).
whitepaper, available on