Subject: Re: long hostnames in utmp
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1996 23:47:45
    Hi Assar,

you wrote in <>:
> That does not solve the problem.


> The hostname can be of any length.


> Either make the field variable-length or (my preference)

Mine too.

> just log the IP-address and let last/who/whatever do the reverse mapping.

No, that way has many disadvantages, e.g.:

1.) Reverse resolving is not always possible.
2.) IP address assignments may change.

Matthias Scheler