Main Menu

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 (\) 
Brackets ([]) 
Colon (:) 
Semicolon (;) 
Vertical bar (|) 
Less than sign ( (<) 
Greater than sign (>) 
Plus sign (+) 
Comma (,) 
Question mark (?) 
Asterisk (*) 
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

BASIS structures five components of their technology into the BBx Generations.

View BASIS LinkedIN Profile Visit our Twitter Feed Check out our Facebook Public Profile Click to View the BASIS youTube channel