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sethostname(2)							sethostname(2)

       sethostname() - set name of current host system

       The  system call sets the name of the current system to name, which has
       a length of namelen characters.	At system boot time is	normally  exe‐
       cuted  by  the command (see hostname(1)) in the script.	Host names are
       limited to characters, as defined in

   Security Restrictions
       Prior to ContainmentExt B.11.31.03, the actions	associated  with  this
       system  call  require  the  privilege If ContainmentExt B.11.31.03 or a
       later version of HP-UX Containment product is installed on the  system,
       either  the privilege or the privilege is required.  Processes owned by
       the superuser have this privilege.  Processes owned by other users  may
       have this privilege, depending on system configuration.

       See  privileges(5) for more information about privileged access on sys‐
       tems that support fine-grained privileges.

       returns the following values:

	      Successful completion.
		     is set to indicate the error.

       If fails, is set to one of the following values.

	      name	     points  to	 an  illegal  address.	 The  reliable
			     detection	of this error is implementation depen‐

	      The user does not have appropriate privileges.

       Setting a hostname of more than 64 bytes with is possible only with the
       appropriate  configuration  options  enabled (see nodehostnamesize(5)).
       It is strongly recommended that all related documentation be completely
       understood before setting a larger hostname.  A hostname larger than 64
       bytes can cause anomalous behavior or failure in applications which use
       the command or the system function to obtain the name.

       was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

       hostname(1),  uname(1),	gethostname(2), uname(2), nodehostnamesize(5),


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