SUMMARY Max number of characters for host name

From: David Stempnakowski <>
Date: Thu Jul 10 2003 - 16:26:23 EDT
Thanks for all the replies.  While there were various answers, the average
consensus was 254.  While that is the limit that Solaris imposes, your
naming service also factors into this, in my case DNS.  Thanks to Paul
Albitz & Cricket Liu the correct answer, for my particular situation, is 63,
not including the dot.

Thanks to:
Casper Dik
Arzola, Nelson
Malc Holden
Daniel Denes
Andrew McVey

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