• Packet password case insensitive or

    From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Nick Andre on Wed Apr 22 09:45:54 2020
    Hello Nick!

    Tuesday April 21 2020 15:50, Nick Andre wrote to Wilfred Van Velzen:

    Packet passwords are treated case sensitive by some tossers.

    Do you know which ones?

    Offhand... and I could be wrong... AdeptXBBS Gatekeeper, TBBS/Flame,
    Gecho 1.20/Pro...

    GEcho is a funny thing, GSetup forces uppercase Areamgr password but accepts mixedcase pkt password.

    i New entry ================================================== Node manager
    |
    | Node address
    | SysOp name SysOp
    | Route via
    | Packet password Zz######
    | +-Check password Auto
    | AreaMgr password ииииииииииииииии

    'Tommi

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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Nick Andre on Wed Apr 22 09:46:12 2020
    Hi Nick,

    On 2020-04-21 15:50:37, you wrote to me:

    Packet passwords are treated case sensitive by some tossers.

    Do you know which ones?

    Offhand... and I could be wrong... AdeptXBBS Gatekeeper, TBBS/Flame, Gecho 1.20/Pro... Possibly Viamail. I'm sure there are others.

    That's an obscure list. ;)

    Never heard of the first two, are they still used?

    I had a downlink years ago who specifically needed a mixed-case
    password.

    Was that a technical necessity? I can hardly imagine that.

    If two Sysops cannot troubleshoot packet-password problems then thats
    not a tosser problem.

    Any combination of case (in)sensitive tossers should be able to communicate, I think. Unless a tosser sends out packet passwords in one case, and expects to receive it in the other case. But I would call that a bug. ;)

    Just remove whatever uppercase-parse code in Fmail, be done.

    I'm leaning in that direction...

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Wilfred Van Velzen on Wed Apr 22 08:29:48 2020
    On 22 Apr 20 09:46:12, Wilfred Van Velzen said the following to Nick Andre:

    Offhand... and I could be wrong... AdeptXBBS Gatekeeper, TBBS/Flame, G 1.20/Pro... Possibly Viamail. I'm sure there are others.

    That's an obscure list. ;)
    Never heard of the first two, are they still used?

    They are 90's products. I doubt anyone uses them anymore. But you asked...

    I had a downlink years ago who specifically needed a mixed-case password.

    Was that a technical necessity? I can hardly imagine that.

    I can't remember but I seriously doubt it.

    Nick

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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Nick Andre on Wed Apr 22 15:05:58 2020
    Hi Nick,

    On 2020-04-22 08:29:48, you wrote to me:

    Offhand... and I could be wrong... AdeptXBBS Gatekeeper,
    TBBS/Flame, G
    1.20/Pro... Possibly Viamail. I'm sure there are others.

    That's an obscure list. ;)
    Never heard of the first two, are they still used?

    They are 90's products. I doubt anyone uses them anymore. But you asked...

    Well, yes, it's good to know there already were case sensitive tossers out there in the past...

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Wilfred Van Velzen on Tue Apr 21 10:19:55 2020
    On 21 Apr 20 13:58:58, Wilfred Van Velzen said the following to All:

    I was wondering about packet passwords, are they case insensitive or not?

    Packet passwords are treated case sensitive by some tossers.

    Nick

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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Nick Andre on Tue Apr 21 16:26:02 2020
    Hi Nick,

    On 2020-04-21 10:19:55, you wrote to me:

    I was wondering about packet passwords, are they case insensitive or
    not?

    Packet passwords are treated case sensitive by some tossers.

    Do you know which ones?

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.18-B20170815
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (2:280/464)
  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Wilfred Van Velzen on Tue Apr 21 15:50:37 2020
    On 21 Apr 20 16:26:02, Wilfred Van Velzen said the following to Nick Andre:

    Packet passwords are treated case sensitive by some tossers.

    Do you know which ones?

    Offhand... and I could be wrong... AdeptXBBS Gatekeeper, TBBS/Flame, Gecho 1.20/Pro... Possibly Viamail. I'm sure there are others. I had a downlink years ago who specifically needed a mixed-case password.

    If two Sysops cannot troubleshoot packet-password problems then thats not a tosser problem. Just remove whatever uppercase-parse code in Fmail, be done.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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