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Bug 29376 - Special chars in username not handled properly
Special chars in username not handled properly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: internet-config (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2001-02-25 07:30 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-25 07:33:08 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-02-25 07:30:44 EST
When having an username with an '#' (e.g. the German T-Online ISP has such
names) it will be put into the secret-file without quoting.

Because ipppd interprets '#' as comment-sign all information behind it will
be ignored and authentification will fail.

I suggest to quote the name in /etc/init.d/isdn:178 (and below in current

-                create_option_file "user \"$USER\"" "$1"
+                create_option_file "user $USER" "$1"
Comment 1 Enrico Scholz 2001-02-25 07:33:04 EST
Uups; diff-output swapped...
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-02-26 04:57:45 EST
It's fixed with internet-config-0.33-1. Thanks.

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