[INN] #30: nnrpd doesn't support passwords with spaces

INN rra at stanford.edu
Sun Dec 14 06:54:50 UTC 2008

#30: nnrpd doesn't support passwords with spaces
 Reporter:  eagle   |       Owner:  eagle
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  low     |   Milestone:       
Component:  nnrpd   |     Version:       
 Severity:  minor   |    Keywords:       
 The NNTP protocol uses whitespace as a command and argument separator,
 which means that passwords containing whitespace don't work.  The generic
 NNTP parser in nnrpd throws away the tail end of the password or produces
 a syntax error.

 However, since the password is the last argument, we can hack around this
 problem.  Here's a patch from Jeffrey M. Vinocur from 2001 that implements
 that fix, which may require some updating.

Ticket URL: <http://inn-new.eyrie.org/trac/ticket/30>
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