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NAME

       getdomainname, setdomainname - get/set 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():
           _BSD_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE < 500)

DESCRIPTION

       These functions are used to access or to change the 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 is unprivileged (Linux: does not have the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability).

       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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