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Re: [Libosinfo] [PATCH 1/2] install-config: Document hostname limitations



On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 08:28:38PM +0100, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> Since Microsoft Windows has several limitations on allowed characters and
>> number of characters in ComputerName (which is what hostname is
>> translated to), lets inform the app developers about these limitations.
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715676.aspx
>> ---
>>  osinfo/osinfo_install_config.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
>>  1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/osinfo/osinfo_install_config.c b/osinfo/osinfo_install_config.c
>> index de4ee42..4fc8b35 100644
>> --- a/osinfo/osinfo_install_config.c
>> +++ b/osinfo/osinfo_install_config.c
>> @@ -343,6 +343,22 @@ const gchar *osinfo_install_config_get_reg_product_key(OsinfoInstallConfig *conf
>>                                           OSINFO_INSTALL_CONFIG_PROP_REG_PRODUCTKEY);
>>  }
>>
>> +/**
>> + * osinfo_install_config_set_hostname:
>> + * @config: the install config
>> + * @hostname: the desired hostname
>> + *
>> + * Sets the #OSINFO_INSTALL_CONFIG_PROP_HOSTNAME parameter.
>> + *
>> + * Note that some operating systems have restrictions on maximum number of, and
>> + * allowed characters in hostname (or its equivalent) so it is highly
>> + * recommended that you keep the actual hostname less than or equal to 15
>> + * characters long and does not contain non-ASCII, spaces or any of the
>
> "and that it does not contain"
>
>> + * following characters to ensure the generated install script using @config
>> + * works as expected:
>> + *
>> + * { | } ~ [ \ ] ^ ' : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % ` ( ) + / . , * &
>
> Maybe we should just recommend to use alphanumeric characters and '-'
> instead of a blacklist?

Agreed.

-- 
Regards,

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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