Subject: re: bin/15695: who truncates IPv6 addresses
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 02/23/2002 06:12:22
> The who command truncates (or is it "struct lastlog" and
> "struct utmp" -- I hope not) IPv6 addresses.
> The real address is xxxx:xxx:8:130:290:27ff:fe5d:a892. I understand
> that the space is limited for w and last but who shouldn't truncate
> the displayed address.
Yes, it needs at least 50 characters (and maybe 46+ for IPv6 that includes
IPv4 at end).
Just to let you know, this has been discussed a few times on
tech-userlevel (1999,2000), tech-net (1999) and current-users (1996).
It is a good that this has PR. Also, important to note that UT_NAMESIZE
should be increased for long usernames.
FWIW, the debian-bsd folks have a "utmpx" implementation that we
might be able to use, if people feel the need for utmpx. i believe
the utmpx *interfaces* are defined in the single unix spec now?