See the addition to bug #4239, made at 12:26 on 20th
"------- Additional Comments From 09/20/99 12:26 -------"
This happened because I wasn't logged in when I made the
submission (which in itself appears to have been a glitch in
Bugzilla's cookie handling, although it now appears to
After I hit the 'Commit' button, I was prompted for my email
address and password, but my email address didn't actually
make it to the submission.
This is a problem with the way bugzilla does anonymous browsing. If it
cannot find a cookie from the users browser it assumes that person has
never been there before an goes into anonymous mode. This means if
someone makes a comment it doesnt know who made it and should have the
name Anonymous show up instead of nothing at all. This is a problem
that should be fixed soon. Until then if you see that you are doing a
query as an Anonymous user (should say at top) click the login link
and then make your changes.
------- Additional Comments From 09/23/99 11:41 -------
I have verified this to be a problem. I will look into fixing this int
the near future. Thanks for pointing it out. What should happen is
that it should not ask for a login name and password and add the
comment but have Anonymous as the user name at the least.
------- Additional Comments From 10/30/99 14:20 -------
Both bugzilla #5859 and #6542 appear to be duplicates of this item.
This is now fixed in the latest Bugzilla version we are currently using. To add
a comment a person must be a member of the bugzilla system. Although they can
still browse bug reports without being a member. If this still seems broken
please reopen this report.