#613 closed defect (fixed)

Better input validation on default_target setting

Reported by: YottaByte@… Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: Error Channel does not exist Cc:
IRC client+version: mIRC, XChat, YChat and ClIRC Operating System: Public server
OS version/distro: Windows XP and Nintendo DSi 1.4


Most of the times when i'm trying to use any command in &bitlbee it says "Channel does not exist". For me it doesn't matter, because it's possible to /msg the root thing, but it is a bug.

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comment:1 Changed at 2010-05-13T00:45:28Z by wilmer

Hm, and you get that using any of the IRC clients mentioned in the bug report?

comment:2 Changed at 2010-05-13T13:04:49Z by YottaByte@…

I got it using all of those clients. I tested some webclients like CGI:IRC and Mibbit, but with those clients you got it too.

comment:3 Changed at 2010-05-13T22:12:06Z by wilmer

Is this using

Even with a clean account?

comment:4 Changed at 2010-05-14T07:27:59Z by anonymous

Yes, i'm using, but i don't really know what you mean with clean account. I just registered and changed some settings, like what everyone does.

comment:5 Changed at 2010-05-14T21:50:06Z by wilmer

If you just log in under a new nick that you haven't used there before, it still happens?

Just making sure, maybe you enabled some setting that makes BitlBee behave like this. Otherwise I have no clue how a bug like this can come up in several (very common) IRC clients.

comment:6 Changed at 2010-05-24T09:48:39Z by YottaByte

I already found a way to fix it. I setted all my settings back and then slowly, step by step setting it in my way. Now it works fine again. Ps. I don't really get why we are speaking English if we're both Dutch...

comment:7 Changed at 2010-05-24T09:50:46Z by Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

You're right, except this is a public bug tracker, so using a universal language is not a bad idea.

Any clue which setting caused this odd behaviour then, BTW?

comment:8 Changed at 2010-05-24T09:52:56Z by YottaByte

I think it's about the settings which are standard set as 'root'. I setted some of them to 'Admin', which changed the settings of root's nick, and some other things.

comment:9 Changed at 2010-05-24T10:01:16Z by Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

Oh, ah. default_target, I think? That one's a bit dangerous, I think you're not the first to have some problems with it. I should add some verification to it, yeah. I'll keep this bug open for that.

Glad you have the problem resolved, at least.

"Bedankt en veel plezier!"

comment:10 Changed at 2010-05-24T13:25:36Z by YottaByte

Yeah, if you keep this one open, people can find how to solve it if they use the search engine.

comment:11 Changed at 2010-06-30T23:52:51Z by wilmer

Summary: Channel ExistingBetter input validation on default_target setting

comment:12 Changed at 2010-08-21T19:53:34Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

That should be fixed in the current code.

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