please excuse if this is in a faq somewhere...
I'm accustomed to unix setups having the 8 character hostname limit. is
linux similarly encumbered?
I'm curious; what are the length limits for hostname's under
most recent versions of UNIX (Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX)?
What are the likely symptoms of setting the hostname too long?
Horror stories? Testing tricks?
(This is DNS and the local 'hostname' command: NIS* et al are
not under consideration in this case; however any caveats
would be appreciated).