Subject: long hostnames in utmp
To: Andrew Wheadon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Assar <email@example.com>
Date: 04/07/1996 19:57:17
Andrew Wheadon writes:
> When I take a look at last I usually find that more than
> 62% of the machines logging into my machine have hostnames
> that are longer than 16 charaters. How about increasing the
> length to 32 or 64 or whatever:
That does not solve the problem. The hostname can be of any length.
Either make the field variable-length or (my preference) just log the
IP-address and let last/who/whatever do the reverse mapping.