Bug 45108 - Extraneous space in response.
Extraneous space in response.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-06-20 00:37 EDT by Liquor Andelixir
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description Liquor Andelixir 2001-06-20 00:37:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
The identd daemon supplied in the pidentd package provides a response which
appears to be properly accepted and parsed by most requesters. However, a
non-required space breaks some simplistic parsers (particularly undernet
IRC daemons) interpretation of the reply.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Query the identd daemon about a valid connection, 
        e.g. "1204, 2302\n" 

Actual Results:  
2. Observerve response of "1204 , 2302 : USERID : OTHER :xxxxxx\r\n"
3. Note extra space -----------^

Expected Results:  A string acceptable to IRC servers including undenet
would be 
"1204, 2302 : USERID : OTHER :xxxxxx\r\n"

Additional info:

The format without the space ahead of the comma is returned by the other
identd daemons I have been able to test, including Virc and Mirc
identd responders.  Both formats meet the RFC1413 description - however,
the space is NOT given itn the RFC examples, and it is suggested that
extraneous white space be eliminated in replies. It is also easier to read
- i.e. by the rev 1.0 human eyeball, as well as by simplistic parsers.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-21 12:29:21 EDT
Fixed in pidentd-3.0.12-9. Thanks for your report.

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