Syslog username length

David Olbersen DOlbersen at
Thu Oct 23 19:09:29 EDT 2003

While looking through the source for sudo-1.6.7p5 (from the FreeBSD ports) I noticed that in logging.c lines 169-182 the maximum length of the username field being output is 8 characters.

Is this some convention I don't know about, or an arbitrary number? Can I change this via the configuration script? It doesn't look like it.

If it's not a big deal, I'll change my local copy. I am still curious why 8.8 was chosen though!

David Olbersen 
iGuard Engineer
St. Bernard Software
15015 Avenue of Sciences
San Diego, CA 92127 

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