Subject: Re: IPv6 and who
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/2000 23:28:35
> Of course, IPv6 numerical addresses don't fit in utmp...
>mcr ttyp5 Oct 12 06:05 (2002:cf23:e0e2:1)
>mcr ttyp7 Oct 12 06:03 (2002:cf23:e0e2:1)
> I think that we had this discussion before once. How was it resolved?
> I think that it was *not* resolved.... discussions about /dev/utmp and
>other stuff as I recall.
> Reply to me! I don't want to start a flame war.
it wasn't resolved, and there wasn't a flamewar.
there were couple of comments, including:
- just change UT_HOSTSIZE (no backward compat)
- use extra plaintext file based on other OS's practice
and there seem to be no consensus.