Subject: Re: misc/2668: login-names >8 chars make no fun
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/23/1996 13:45:36
[ On Fri, August 16, 1996 at 11:58:18 (+1000), matthew green wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: misc/2668: login-names >8 chars make no fun
> i don't think it's unlikely to always work. the utmp has a very
> defined format. there are almost always nuls in the `right' places
> where you would expect them (at the end of the char array fields).
ut_name, ut_line, and ut_host are defined to exact non-nul terminated
lengths in all utmp.h's I've ever seen, including NetBSD's.
Greg A. Woods
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