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xgethostname.c

/* xgethostname.c -- return current hostname with unlimited length
   Copyright (C) 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
   Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.  */

/* written by Jim Meyering */

#ifdef HAVE_CONFIG_H
# include <config.h>
#endif

/* Specification.  */
#include "xgethostname.h"

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/types.h>

#include <errno.h>
#ifndef errno
extern int errno;
#endif

#include "error.h"
#include "exit.h"
#include "xalloc.h"

#ifndef ENAMETOOLONG
# define ENAMETOOLONG 9999
#endif

int gethostname ();

#ifndef INITIAL_HOSTNAME_LENGTH
# define INITIAL_HOSTNAME_LENGTH 34
#endif

/* Return the current hostname in malloc'd storage.
   If malloc fails, exit.
   Upon any other failure, return NULL.  */
char *
xgethostname (void)
{
  char *hostname;
  size_t size;

  size = INITIAL_HOSTNAME_LENGTH;
  /* Use size + 1 here rather than size to work around the bug
     in SunOS 5.5's gethostname whereby it NUL-terminates HOSTNAME
     even when the name is longer than the supplied buffer.  */
  hostname = xmalloc (size + 1);
  while (1)
    {
      int k = size - 1;
      int err;

      errno = 0;
      hostname[k] = '\0';
      err = gethostname (hostname, size);
      if (err >= 0 && hostname[k] == '\0')
      break;
      else if (err < 0 && errno != ENAMETOOLONG && errno != 0)
      {
        int saved_errno = errno;
        free (hostname);
        errno = saved_errno;
        return NULL;
      }
      size *= 2;
      hostname = xrealloc (hostname, size + 1);
    }

  return hostname;
}

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