The latest release of nsca finally increases the 512 characters message
limitation to 4096 and is backward compatible with older client using
the 512 characters message. This was a long awaited change. The only
limitation is the nsca server needs to be upgraded first.
The update is already in Rawhide and I plan to push this as an update in
all Fedora and EPEL testing repos and keep it there for some time before
pushing to stable so people have a change to catch up.
I believe it is ok to push such a change if correctly documented and
advertised on selected mailing lists. Am I correct ?