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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for sethostname (opensolaris section 3c)

gethostname(3C) 					   Standard C Library Functions 					   gethostname(3C)

NAME
gethostname, sethostname - get or set name of current host
SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int gethostname(char *name, int namelen); int sethostname(char *name, int namelen);
DESCRIPTION
The gethostname() function returns the standard host name for the current processor, as previously set by sethostname(). The namelen argu- ment specifies the size of the array pointed to by name. The returned name is null-terminated unless insufficient space is provided. The sethostname() function sets the name of the host machine to be name, which has length namelen. This call is restricted to the superuser and is normally used only when the system is bootstrapped. Host names are limited to MAXHOSTNAMELEN characters, currently 256, defined in the <netdb.h> header.
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, gethostname() and sethostname() return 0. Otherwise, they return -1 and set errno to indicate the error.
ERRORS
The gethostname() and sethostname() functions will fail if: EFAULT The name or namelen argument gave an invalid address. The sethostname() function will fail if: EPERM The {PRIV_SYS_ADMIN} privilege was not asserted in the effective set of the calling process.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
sysinfo(2), uname(2), gethostid(3C), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 22 Mar 2004 gethostname(3C)