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Re: heimdal on GNU HURD

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: heimdal on GNU HURD
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 18:08:17 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 10:33:06AM -0500, Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
> ``Have you stopped <dishonourable-practice>  yet?''  I've outlined why
> I think having the situation  with gethostname on GNU/Hurd stinks.  We
> disagree, but there's no need for an attack.

(Sorry for replying a second time to the same message)

There is a way to settle such a disagreement.  The Austin group is open to
suggestions how to modify the standard to make it better.  We don't disagree
with the draft on this point currently, and I think we both agree on the

However, if you think that there is support to require that HOST_NAME_MAX is
defined, you can request the draft to be changed accordingly.  (OTOH, I
don't think this will lead to any improvement, as it might not be of any
benefit if we define the limit to a ridiculous -- for memory allocation --
high value... but maybe by defining a highest value this could be

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