bin/76089: The "-n" option in /usr/bin/w is broken
sem at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 13 22:50:12 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/76089; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Sergey Matveychuk <sem at FreeBSD.org>
To: Peter Jeremy <PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, jesper at hackunite.net,
hackers at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/76089: The "-n" option in /usr/bin/w is broken
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:45:44 +0300
Peter Jeremy wrote:
> Depending on the environment, the IP address may be more changeable
> than the hostname. Definitely, in a DHCP or dialup environment, you
> can't rely on the IP address at any time other than during the
> session. There is little (if any) benefit in logging the IP address
> instead of the hostname.
I agree, environments are different. So may be it makes no sense to
change hostname with IP. It was just an idea.
But fact is, we lost 'w -n' semantic. And it should be fixed.
BTW, UT_HOSTSIZE=16 is too short in my opinion.
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