Re: "Long" hostnames, Oracle 9+10 and HP-UX

From: Uwe Küchler <>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:09:56 +0100
Message-ID: <>


luckily we're completely RAC-agnostic at this site, so this will not be an issue. But I'm interested in your findings, anyway - I do RAC on other sites.

Kind regards,

--  (only German so far)

Am 05.11.2010 20:32, schrieb Paul McManus:

> May not help but I remember running into issues with the early stages
> of a 10g R2 RAC installation where hostnames had hyphens present.
> After they were changed to underscores the installation went without a
> hitch - will dig through notes to see if it was based on real facts or
> a hunch
> PMcM
> >Hello Niall,
> >you mean the hyphen character in the host name? I thought so, too and
> >tried to find some documentation or other pointers to support my
> >thoughts - especially when trying to argue with Ops. But so far I
> >haven't found anything on MOS that goes like "don't use hyphens in
> >hostnames".
> >The only trouble we have so far is our own admin tool (DB with APEX),
> >that cannot create tables using the host name when there's a hyphen in
> >it (not allowed for Oracle object names).
> >Best regards,
> >Uwe
> This message is intended only for the use of the person(s) ("the
> intended recipient(s)") to whom it is addressed.
> It may contain information which is privileged, proprietary and/or
> confidential within the meaning of applicable law.
> If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have
> received this email in error and that any use, dissemination,
> forwarding, printing or copying of this message (including any
> attachments) is strictly prohibited.
> If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender
> of this message as soon as possible.
> The views or opinions expressed in this message are those of the
> author and may not necessarily be the views held by Maxima Holdings plc.
> Maxima Holdings plc. Cotswold Court, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, Glos,
> GL50 2JA. Registered in England. 5043538. VAT Number - 728778184
> ____________________________________________________________________
> This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
> For more information please visit
> ______________________________________________________________________
Received on Mon Nov 08 2010 - 10:09:56 CST

Original text of this message