Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#1765 closed Defect (Won't Fix)

Handle "has just authenticated as you" NickServ notices

Reported by: lapcat Owned by: timothy
Component: Colloquy (Mac) Version: Local Build
Severity: Normal Keywords:


I have 5 machines -- 2 desktops, a laptop, an iPhone, and an iPod Touch -- that all run Colloquy and log in as me. When you're already logged in and another machine authenticates as you, NickServ? sends out a notice such as the following:

lapcat_iPhone!n=lapcat@[IP redacted] has just authenticated as you (lapcat)

In the method -[MVIRCChatConnection _handleNotice:], the notice satisfies the conditional at MVIRCChatConnection.m:2370:

However, the msg is not one of those listed in the code, so the notice is not marked as "handled". Therefore, if you have the "Show Notices as Private Chat" preference set to "Auto", the notice will become a private chat.

With 5 machines logging in and out at various times, getting a private message each time is not ideal. :-)

I would like to request that Colloquy check for and handle the "has authenticated as you" NickServ? notice.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by zach

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Not likely to happen. The point of handling notices is to hide irrelevant noise from users whenever possible. Knowing if someone else identified as you is useful to know (maybe your account was just compromised), and shouldn't be hidden.

My suggestion to fix this is to set up a bouncer somewhere and have all copies of Colloquy connect to the bouncer instead of IRC directly.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by lapcat

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Well, my question is, what is the number of users who run Colloquy on multiple machines, vs. the number of users who have ever had their account compromised? My guess is that the latter is near 0, if not 0. And what's the worst that can happen if someone guesses your password? They can try to impersonate you in chat rooms? ;-)

I think that 99.99% of the time, this notice is going to be noise, not useful.

I'm reopening this ticket. If there's some rampant account stealing problem out there I don't know about, I apologize and you can close it again.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by zach

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Same logic as before. Its not rampant behavior, but its better to err on the side of caution here.

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