python auth support is broken?

greg andruk gja at
Sat Oct 6 07:24:08 UTC 2001

On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 09:22:37PM -0700, Jason Dillon wrote:
> Hello, I just started playing with the python auth support, to query a mysql
> database for auth, but it looks like it is really broken.

I see stuff lifted from the innd k0dez that won't really help nnrpd but that
does make it harder to understand & debug.

> 	attr['type'] = attributes['hostname'];
> 	attr['pass'] = attributes['newsgroup'];
> 	attr['user'] = attributes['pass'];
> 	attr['hostname'] = attributes['user'];
> 	attr['ipaddress'] = attributes['interface'];
> 	attr['interface'] = None;
> 	attr['newsgroup'] = None;
> 	return attr;
> just to get 'type' working correctly.  by default there is no 'type' key,
> which breaks the example completely.

Smells like an off-by-1 error in the dict assignment.  I'm surprised you're
not crashing.

What version of INN is this?

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