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NAME

       getdomainname, setdomainname - get/set NIS domain name

SYNOPSIS

       #include <unistd.h>

       int getdomainname(char *name, size_t len);
       int setdomainname(const char *name, size_t len);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       getdomainname(), setdomainname():
           Since glibc 2.21:
               _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           In glibc 2.19 and 2.20:
               _DEFAULT_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE < 500)
           Up to and including glibc 2.19:
               _BSD_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE < 500)

DESCRIPTION

       These functions are used to access or to change the NIS domain name of the host system.

       setdomainname()  sets the domain name to the value given in the character array name.  The
       len argument specifies the number of bytes in  name.   (Thus,  name  does  not  require  a
       terminating null byte.)

       getdomainname() returns the null-terminated domain name in the character array name, which
       has a length of len bytes.  If the null-terminated domain  name  requires  more  than  len
       bytes, getdomainname() returns the first len bytes (glibc) or gives an error (libc).

RETURN VALUE

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

       setdomainname() can fail with the following errors:

       EFAULT name pointed outside of user address space.

       EINVAL len was negative or too large.

       EPERM  The  caller  did  not  have  the  CAP_SYS_ADMIN  capability  in  the user namespace
              associated with its UTS namespace (see namespaces(7)).

       getdomainname() can fail with the following errors:

       EINVAL For getdomainname() under libc: name is NULL or name is longer than len bytes.

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX does not specify these calls.

NOTES

       Since Linux 1.0, the limit on the length of a domain name, including the terminating  null
       byte, is 64 bytes.  In older kernels, it was 8 bytes.

       On  most  Linux  architectures  (including  x86), there is no getdomainname() system call;
       instead, glibc implements getdomainname() as a library function that returns a copy of the
       domainname field returned from a call to uname(2).

SEE ALSO

       gethostname(2), sethostname(2), uname(2)

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