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Re: heimdal on GNU HURD

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: heimdal on GNU HURD
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 18:01:51 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 10:33:06AM -0500, Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
> Much  like   comparing  the   hostname  to   pathnames,  this   is  an
> apples-to-oranges comparison.   Besides, since  the system  can define
> HOST_NAME_MAX to be any  value larger than _POSIX_HOST_NAME_MAX, there
> is no arbitrary limit.  As has  been discussed, this is the reason the
> constant was introduced (rather than a hard limit of 255).

Would you be happy if we define it to 2^32-1 on 32 bit systems?
Because that would perhaps represent our limit best.  The reason we don't
do it is that we know what programs use this value for, and that there is
a better way for applications to detect that there is really no limit.


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