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
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.
Summary: Username "user" is send when entering no username in dialog → Username "user" is sent when entering no username in dialog
I just think that if you for some reason wants to send "" as username it's not possible.
It doesn't make sense to want to send with username "".
"" 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
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
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