Subject: Re: 8+ chars in login
To: mocha <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/09/2000 10:00:19
/usr/include/utmp.h implies that (part of) the limit is still 8.

I don't have full netbsd sources online at the moment, but from a long-ago 
grep through a source tree (for what somewhat later became System V Release 4) 
I found a fair number of programs that knew about utmp.  Changing, in other 
words, meant breaking a lot of binaries.

		--Steve Bellovin