Subject: Re: long hostnames in utmp
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/1996 23:47:45
you wrote in <199604071757.TAA00275@assaris.pdc.kth.se>:
> 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.
No, that way has many disadvantages, e.g.:
1.) Reverse resolving is not always possible.
2.) IP address assignments may change.