[lsb-discuss] RFC: interfaces - candidates for LSB 3.2 or later

Nick Stoughton nick at usenix.org
Mon May 28 12:05:25 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-05-27 at 17:25 -0700, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> Get domain name:
> getdomainname
> Note: it's low-cost to add this, but it's not clear that applications
> can count on anything useful from it. Depending on setup, it often
> returns "(none)" 

We had previously excluded getdomainname (or even withdrew it???)
because of its NIS association.

The glibc manual says:

int getdomainnname (char *name,
size_t length) 
  getdomainname returns the NIS (aka YP) domain name of the system on
 which it is called. Note that this is not the more popular DNS domain
                   name. Get that with gethostname. 
  The specifics of this function are analogous to gethostname, above. 
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