Username "user" is sent when entering no username in dialog

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

P3
trivial
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: sspitzer)

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Description

18 years ago
If you access a restricted newsgroup and the username dialog appear and you just
press Ok without entering any username Mozilla seems to send the username "user"
instead of just blank username.

The NNTP log:
0[343fd8]: Receiving: 480 Authentication required for command
0[343fd8]: Next state: NNTP_BEGIN_AUTHORIZE
0[343fd8]: ask for the news username
0[343fd8]: use  as the username
0[343fd8]: Sending: AUTHINFO user
0[343fd8]: Next state: NNTP_RESPONSE
0[343fd8]: Receiving: 501 user Name|pass Password
0[343fd8]: Next state: NNTP_AUTHORIZE_RESPONSE
0[343fd8]: Next state: NNTP_ERROR
0[343fd8]: Next state: NEWS_FREE
Mass moving all NEWS bugs from esther to myself.
QA Contact: esther → stephend
Since you're not trying to authenticate here, this seems like a really minor
issue.  Marking trivial.
Severity: normal → trivial

Updated

18 years ago
Keywords: polish

Comment 3

17 years ago
I bet a blank username would be rejected by some news servers. What's wrong 
with sending the default username "user" anyway?  Is this a problem?

I suggest wontfix here.
Keywords: polish
Summary: Username "user" is send when entering no username in dialog → Username "user" is sent when entering no username in dialog
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Comment 4

17 years ago
I just think that if you for some reason wants to send "" as username it's not
possible.

Comment 5

17 years ago
It doesn't make sense to want to send with username "".

Comment 6

17 years ago
"" is most likely not even a valid username. Marking as wontfix. Seth, please 
verify this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 7

17 years ago
RFC 2980 [Page 17] 3.1.1 Original AUTHINFO 
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:AcwVxRynnPM:jakarta.apache.org/james/rfclist/rfc2980.txt+nntp+protocol+specification+rfc&hl=en

username appears to have to be nonempty.
This seems valid to me, to send 'user', after reading the document.  
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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