Usernames > 16 characters

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Mon Aug 18 13:50:52 PDT 2003

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 at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at xxxxxxx

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