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Re: IRC server USER/PASS in ERC

From: Aidan Gauland
Subject: Re: IRC server USER/PASS in ERC
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 08:00:25 +1300
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On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 03:15:46PM +0100, Deniz Dogan wrote:
> 2010/12/6 Julien Danjou <address@hidden>:
> > On Mon, Dec 06 2010, Aidan Gauland wrote:
> >
> >> *Is* there even a way to do this in ERC?  I certainly hope so, and
> >> that I simply haven't found it.  If there is *NOT* a way to to this in
> >> ERC, then I am willing to add this capability.
> >
> > I do this without any problem with ERC and ZNC.
> > Try to evaluate something like:
> >
> >  (erc
> >   :server "someserver"
> >   :nick "jd"
> >   :password "bla")
> >
> > That should work.
> >
> I told Aidan basically the same thing on help-gnu-emacs, but he
> insisted that the password argument to `erc' is used to identify to
> NickServ and not as a PASS parameter to the IRC server...

I'm sorry if I seemed to be insisting that.  I only meant that when I
tried, I got the error...
==> ERROR from irc.example.net: USER / PASS is incorrect.

You asked me why I thought that the password argument to `erc' is not
used as the PASS to the IRC server, so I told you.

In your message to me, you said...

> I looked in the source code and found this:
> "Use PASSWD as user password on the server."
> The variable erc-session-password is then set to PASSWORD and then
> when erc-login is called it sends the value as "PASS" to the server.

I have looked at the ERC source code, but didn't figure out much since
I am not very familiar with the IRC protocol, so I am grateful that
you pointed this out.

I must admit that I feel rather foolish now that I have used Wireshark
to look at the packets sent by ERC to find that it does, indeed, send
the password parameter as the PASS to the server.  It really does seem
to be a problem at the other end (the bouncer).

I suppose it's not a complete loss since I learned from Julien Danjou
that ERC *does* work with bouncers (or at least ZNC).

Anyway, consider this annoying idiot out of your hair.

Kind regards,
Aidan Gauland

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