Subject: Re: increasing UT_HOSTSIZE for IPv6?
To: Martin J. Laubach <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/1999 12:27:25
On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Martin J. Laubach wrote:

: | As others have stated, utmpx is just utmp with bigger field lengths.
: | This is the Wrong Answer.
:   Yes and no. No because we will have the same problem next time
: with IPV8 or whatever idea comes up.

Actually, it's not even IPv6's fault.  Long hostnames, far longer than
utmp's internal field width, have been around for a long time.

-- Todd Vierling (