DragonFly BSD
DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-08
[Date Prev][Date Next]  [Thread Prev][Thread Next]  [Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Usernames > 16 characters

From: Garance A Drosihn <drosih@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:50:12 -0400

At 1:11 PM -0700 8/18/03, Matthew Dillon wrote:

Usernames are going from 16->32 bytes, terminal lines from 8->16 bytes, and recorded hostnames from 16->48 bytes (to accomodate full IPv6 names).

Is that 32 bytes which includes the terminating null character (where there is a terminating null character), or 32 characters without counting the terminating null? I have no preference, it's just a detail which is nice to state explicitly, in case different people make different assumptions.

(same question for 16 and 48 byte limits...)

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad@xxxxxxxxxxx
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih@xxxxxxx

[Date Prev][Date Next]  [Thread Prev][Thread Next]  [Date Index][Thread Index]