KB#00790-Naming Conventions for Hosts that use TCP/IP
Naming Conventions for Hosts that use TCP/IP
You can use any of the characters you would normally employ in a file name. The only characters you can't use are:
Quotation mark (")
Forward slash (/)
Back slash (\)
Vertical bar (|)
Less than sign ( (<)
Greater than sign (>)
Plus sign (+)
Question mark (?)
Equal sign (=)
Here is some helpful information regarding naming conventions for hosts being accessed via the PRO/5 Data Server. Most are also applicable for all TCP/IP network configurations and follow the standards for naming conventions published by the various International organizations for Networking Standards worldwide.
* The hostname may contain only alphabetic letters, numeric digits and a dash "-".
* The hostname cannot contain spaces or underscores and may not end with a dash.
* The hostname must begin with an alphabetic character.
* The hostname MUST also be lowercase and up to 15 characters in length.
In naming a host machine (for the PRO/5 Data Server) the following names are NOT valid:
7 dwarfs or 7-dwarfs
the wicked-witch-- or the-wicked-witch
Here are the same names only VALID:
snow-white or snowwhite
dwarfs-7 or seven-dwarfs or sevendwarfs
wicked-witch or wickedwitch or thewickedwitch
Last Modified: 06/19/2006 Product: Other Operating System: All platforms
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