Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#11348 new defect

Display of PRIVMSG/NOTICE addressed to $$server, $#hostmask

Reported by: mankind86 Owned by: elb
Milestone: Patches welcome Component: IRC
Version: 2.6.5 Keywords:
Cc:

Description (last modified by darkrain42)

PRIVMSG/NOTICE addressed to $$server and $#hostmask, and sent to pidgin, and because they are not addressed to the very nickname, pidgin is discarding them as follows (debug window):

(17:50:23) irc: Got a PRIVMSG on $$swisschat.dyndns.org, which does not exist
(17:50:38) irc: Got a NOTICE on $$swisschat.dyndns.org, which does not exist
(17:51:02) irc: Got a NOTICE on $$*.org, which does not exist
(17:51:06) irc: Got a PRIVMSG on $$*.org, which does not exist
(17:51:24) irc: Got a PRIVMSG on $#*.34, which does not exist
(17:51:33) irc: Got a NOTICE on $#*.34, which does not exist
(17:51:43) irc: Got a NOTICE on $#192.168.11.34, which does not exist
(17:51:49) irc: Got a PRIVMSG on $#192.168.11.34, which does not exist

Those messages usually are sent by opers only to any user on the server/network. These messages have been received from ircd-ratbox.

My enhancement proposition:

  • In IRC-Account-Edit-Dialog place somewhere a check-box: Show PRIVMSG/NOTICE to $$ / $#.
  • When the check-box is set, the message shall be displayed in a new tab, titled with the senders Nickname (those messages always contains the senders Nickname, analogue to /msg myverynick text, or /notice myverynick text, pidgin would open a private tab).

Thanks for adding this feature/enhancement.

Yours sincerely

Lorenzo Pirovano

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by elb

  • Milestone set to Plugin Suggested

This is nonstandard behavior. We certainly will not provide an option for this.

I might accept a patch to do something with these messages, but I will not write one. You might look into using the IRC raw signals to implement the behavior you wish to see in a plugin.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by darkrain42

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by mankind86

(18:42:54) spb: RFC1459 section 4.4.1 allows for privmsg/notice to $server.mask or #host.mask (18:43:33) spb: while ratbox uses $$ and $#, that RFC section alone is enough to say that clients should display messages to any mask starting $ or #

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by elb

  • Milestone changed from Plugin Suggested to 2.6.6
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect

I stand corrected; I'd never noticed that behavior.

I will certainly accept a patch to correct this, in that case.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by darkrain42

  • Milestone changed from 2.6.6 to 2.7.0

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by salinasv

  • Milestone changed from 2.7.0 to Patches welcome

It looks like this is more like a "patches welcome", I'm changing milestone.

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