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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003392Doomseeker[All Projects] Suggestionpublic2018-03-03 18:012018-03-04 07:14
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StatusclosedResolutionwon't fix 
Platformx86_64OSDebian GNU/LinuxOS Versionbuster/sid
Product Version1.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003392: IRC: Define username from local UNIX user account name when undefined
DescriptionMy username (login name) on this machine I'm using is "wub":

$ id -n -u

When I'm using the small IRC client that comes with Doomseeker and the "User name" field (user-definable since Doomseeker 1.2, undefined in 1.1) is empty and my nick is set to "WubTheCaptain", by default Doomseeker derives and defines the "User name" to be part of nick:

[*] WubTheCaptain ( H 0 (Linda Lapinlampi)
[WubTheCaptain] End of /WHO list.

I suggest tweaking this to check for getlogin() on UNIX-like operating systems, or if that fails, the old behavior.

In this case, the expected (and suggested) outcome would've been:

[*] WubTheCaptain ( H 0 (Linda Lapinlampi)
[WubTheCaptain] End of /WHO list.
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Start Doomseeker.
  2. View the IRC thingy (Ctrl+I).
  3. Navigate to the IRC tab, if it is not open yet.
  4. Press the "Connect" button in this IRC thingy.
  5. Set nick, real name and select a valid server. (Doomseeker 1.2: Leave "User name" empty.) Make sure your nick is not the same as your login name on the machine.
  6. Press "OK" to connect to a server.
  7. On the server, issue a WHO or WHOIS command against your nickname on the server.
  8. Notice your IRC user name to be closely similar or identical to your nick, instead of your UNIX login name.
Additional Informationid (GNU coreutils) 8.28 [^] [^]
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0003288closedZalewa IRC: Allow changing ident 
child of 0003279acknowledgedWubTheCaptain List of Debian issues (misc/non-policy) 

-  Notes
User avatar (0019105)
Zalewa (developer)
2018-03-03 18:06

I hate when programs do that, it's like an accidental leak of information that I might did not want to divulge. That's why I default user to nick and that's why I oppose changing this.
User avatar (0019106)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2018-03-03 18:22

It's related to the IRC RFCs, specifically the now-dead SUMMON command which summoned the user on the local UNIX box to IRC based on the username. It is kind of assumed from IRC and I support this suggestion personally.
User avatar (0019107)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2018-03-03 18:25

If there's no desire to change this feature's behavior currently then feel free to close the bug as "won't fix", Zalewa.
User avatar (0019124)
Blzut3 (administrator)
2018-03-04 07:14

While I personally always use my online nickname as my system user name I know a lot of people don't do this. There have been a few times where I've had users real names divulged to me accidentally since they weren't aware that some programs would blindly send that information.

I think it's safe to say that the current behavior best suits the desires of the Doom community at large.

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Supporters: WubTheCaptain
Opponents: Zalewa AOSP

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-03 18:01 WubTheCaptain New Issue
2018-03-03 18:02 WubTheCaptain Relationship added related to 0003288
2018-03-03 18:02 WubTheCaptain Relationship added child of 0003279
2018-03-03 18:06 Zalewa Note Added: 0019105
2018-03-03 18:22 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0019106
2018-03-03 18:25 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0019107
2018-03-03 18:25 WubTheCaptain Status new => acknowledged
2018-03-03 19:14 WubTheCaptain Status acknowledged => feedback
2018-03-04 07:14 Blzut3 Note Added: 0019124
2018-03-04 07:14 Blzut3 Status feedback => closed
2018-03-04 07:14 Blzut3 Resolution open => won't fix

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