#68 autoreply module violates RFC, causes flood loops and more

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SHiZNO
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2009-12-16
2009-11-21
Alex Schumann
No

The autoaway module auto-replies to NOTICE on IRC. This is a violation of RFC1458, and a bad idea. If two of them manage to notice eachother, they would get stuck in an infinate loop. In addition, the plugin auto-replies to network bots who notice it with unintended consequences. No client should ever auto-reply anything to a NOTICE.

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  • Psychon
    Psychon
    2009-11-21

    Hi,

    I don't know of any module called autoaway. We have away and simple_away and neither of them replies to anything.

    Then there is the autoreply module. This one remembers which nicks it messaged and then doesn't send anything to these for two minutes.

    So where do you see the infinite loop?

     
  • Psychon
    Psychon
    2009-12-01

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