Subject: Re: long hostnames in utmp
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Assar <email@example.com>
Date: 04/09/1996 14:15:55
> > Either make the field variable-length or (my preference)
> Mine too.
I prefer just logging the IP-address so you perhaps misunderstood me.
> > 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.
But then it would not be possible for telnetd either? I believe in
that case you should just get the IP address.
> 2.) IP address assignments may change.
That's correct. The best would be to store both the IP-address and
the reverse mapping. Then you see later if the address mapping has