NEW MODULE: Sys::Hostname::Long

Rob rob at
Mon May 6 22:59:36 CDT 2002

G'Day Scott,

I had a quick look at this and had a bit of a chuckle - You were right
about there not being a lot of code with this module ... It's pretty
short and to the point.  I was wondering if it would be worth
incorporate localised signal trapping similar to that of Sys::Hostname
would be worthwhile - particularly for those platforms out there that
don't have a hostname external function (although none immediately come
to mind, Windows 95 perhaps?) ...

BTW Scott, very nice idea to start announcing module uploads to the list
- It should help all of us here in get a better idea as to
what others in our group are up to.  I'm hoping to make an update to
CGI::Upload later today - I'll announce the changes to the list when
I've had a chance to do so.


Rob Casey
Business Manager, Senior IT Consultant
Cowsnet Internet and Professional Services

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-melbourne-pm at
> [mailto:owner-melbourne-pm at] On Behalf Of Scott Penrose
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 12:13 AM
> To: melbourne-pm at
> Subject: NEW MODULE: Sys::Hostname::Long
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> Hey there...
> I have uploaded my Sys::Hostname::Long module.
> This returns the long hostname of your local machine. There
> are however
> issues with it.
> 1) It should not exist, it should be part of Sys::Hostname,
> and once it
> works ok that will be my proposal.
> 2) It is far from complete, I have done a quick test on a few
> machines.
> I am looking for additions from anyone I can :-)
> 3) This module is nothing - I mean really hardly anything. It
> is simply
> a set of possible methods for determining a long host name.
> But rather
> than developers including all alternatives in their code it
> is here - in
> one place.
> 4) Like the original version (and still current fall back version) of
> Sys::Hostname it depends on calling external code, which is
> to say the
> least - dangerous - not counting slow and unreliable.
> Hmmmm... has that put off anyone downloading it :-)
> Scott
> - ---
> Scott Penrose
> Open source and Linux Developer
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