#458 IDN support

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nobody
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2005-06-29
2005-06-29
No

Implementation requires support of encoding/decoding of
punycode.

Affected places:
* login (username with IDN domain part) - can be
implemented in plugin.

* message send (recipient with IDN address). There is
possible header formating violation, because
SquirrelMail sends header in 8bit. Not sure if plugin
can do that without new hooks.

* message display (links to IDN sites). Not sure if
plugin can do that without new hooks.

Issues:
We should check when we can use IDN and when use of
punycode is required. We might open bunch of security
related bugs, if IDN is implemented incorrectly.

Documentation:
RFC 3490 - Internationalizing Domain Names in
Applications (IDNA)

Discussion

  • Thijs Kinkhorst

    Thijs Kinkhorst - 2005-07-18

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=285765

    I'm curious how other mailers cope with this issue, any idea?

     

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