Subject: Re: long hostnames in utmp
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1996 11:29:17
    Hi Johan,

you wrote in <>:
> > If the IP address is reassigned to another host you will get the
> > wrong hostname.
> Yes, but what are you doing with the information in utmp anyway?

Security checks.
> I see it as a general "nice to have" thing, I wouldn't die if it
> wasn't correct.

If I would e.g. see a login from a machine that I don't know I would
start to wonder and start searching for a security whole.

Matthias Scheler