[TUHS] hostname limit in (4.3BSD) uucp?

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Sat Mar 25 08:36:11 AEST 2017

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 08:14:42AM +1000, Warren Toomey wrote:
> Something seems to be trimming the hostname to seven chars.

Answer: 4.3BSD uucp allows hostnames of 14 chars, but trims down to 7
for the dirnames in /usr/spool/uucp, presumably for HDB compatibility.
But uux, mail, news work with hostnames > 7 chars.
Cheers, Warren

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