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NAME

       pmhostname - report hostname

SYNOPSIS

       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmhostname [hostname]

DESCRIPTION

       pmhostname reports the name of the host hostname as returned by gethostbyname(3).

       If  hostname  is not specified, then the local host name is retrieved using gethostname(2)
       and this is than passed to gethostbyname(3).

       pmhostname provides a service for shell scripts that mimics the  logic  formerly  used  by
       Performance  Co-Pilot  applications  when trying to determine the official name of a host.
       PCP applications no longer  use  DNS-based  heuristics,  and  therefore  this  command  is
       deprecated.

       If gethostbyname(3) fails, the input host name (either hostname or the result from calling
       gethostname(2)) is reported.

PCP ENVIRONMENT

       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names used by PCP.  On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF  variable  may  be  used  to  specify  an  alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO

       named(1),  nsd(1),  nslookup(1), gethostname(2), gethostbyname(3), pcp.conf(5), pcp.env(5)
       and resolver(5).