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       getdomainname, setdomainname - get/set domain name


       #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)


       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).


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


       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.


       POSIX does not specify these calls.


       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

       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).


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


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