Subject: Re: 8+ chars in login
To: mocha <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.