User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0 Build ID: 20121010231231 Steps to reproduce: This is a fork of Bug 789745. The following case seems to not be covered by the detection mechanism implemented as a fix to that bug. 1. Created an XMPP account with chat.messagingengine.com:5222 (a server without SASL support). 2. Attempted to connect. Server details:  http://fastmail.wikia.com/wiki/ChatService  http://blog.fastmail.fm/2012/09/26/one-step-forward-two-steps-back/ Actual results: The connection failed with "No authentication mechanism offered by the server". The debug log is attached. Expected results: Thunderbird IM should have detected that this server does not support SASL and fallen back to legacy authentication.
Component: Untriaged → Instant Messaging
See Also: → 789745
This should be all we need to change to fix this. I haven't tested this at all, so not requesting review yet. Feedback welcome of course :). The relevant specs are: http://xmpp.org/rfcs/rfc3920.html#sasl "If the receiving entity is capable of SASL negotiation, it MUST advertise one or more authentication mechanisms within a <mechanisms/> element qualified by the 'urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl' namespace in reply to the opening stream tag received from the initiating entity (if the opening stream tag included the 'version' attribute set to a value of at least "1.0")." and http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0078.html#streamfeature "It may be desirable for a server to advertise support for non-SASL authentication as a stream feature. The namespace for reporting support within <stream:features/> is "http://jabber.org/features/iq-auth". Upon receiving a stream header qualified by the 'jabber:client' namespace, a server that returns stream features SHOULD also announce support for non-SASL authentication by including the relevant stream feature."
Assignee: nobody → florian
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This was tested by aleth. And I also added a comment to clarify some code that made us frown when looking at it.
Same patch, with the additional comment added for real this time.
Comment on attachment 677593 [details] [diff] [review] Patch v2 Thanks for fixing this Florian. Looks good to me!
Attachment #677593 - Flags: review?(clokep) → review+
Comment on attachment 677593 [details] [diff] [review] Patch v2 [Approval Request Comment] Regression caused by (bug #): Not really a regression, but this patch fixes an edge case that wasn't handled by the patch in bug 789745 that added support of non-SASL authentication to Thunderbird 17. User impact if declined: impossible to login to some XMPP server, for example the fastmail server. Testing completed (on c-c, etc.): I had someone with a fastmail account test the patch locally and confirm he can login with this patch applied. Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): low, the patch is relatively straight forward.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 19.0
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