#55 closed defect (wontfix)

Invalid MSN Handles

Reported by: jsuelwald@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: devel
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:


I tried to add someone using MSN to my list, and mistyped his name.

It would be fine, if Bitlbee would first check, if the handle is correct and then add the person to the list. This could also prevent being kicked from the Server after deleting the Buddy (<Bitlbee> MSN - Login error: Error while reading from serer <Bitlbee> MSN - Signing off)

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comment:1 Changed at 2005-12-16T11:29:59Z by wilmer

Priority: majorminor
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

BitlBee can't know in advance if a handle is correct or not. The MSN server does give a reply, but it doesn't tell which handle was the wrong one exactly, so BitlBee can't know, it can just guess. And guessing is something software shouldn't do...

So it's too bad that the MSN server disconnects you when you then try to remove that buddy, but there's not much you can do about it. You can just type "account on" and everything is fine. They won't ban you for it...

I'll leave this closed until MS fixes the protocol. (Which is indeed not very likely to happen...)

comment:2 Changed at 2007-04-19T06:06:57Z by wilmer

Accidentally fixed in [225].

comment:3 Changed at 2007-04-19T07:26:51Z by jsuelwald@…

Cool ;)

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