allowable characters in passwords
stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue May 5 16:28:01 EDT 2009
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On 5/5/09 12:53 PM, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> On 5/5/09 11:24 AM, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>>> Peter Saint-Andre spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>>> After changing someone's password at the jabber.org IM service (yes, I
>>>> handle lost-password requests), I noticed that Pidgin will not accept
>>>> certain characters in passwords (the sticking point this time was "+").
>>>> Does Pidgin allow only [a-zA-Z0-9] or somesuch?
>>> I don't see anything in the code that suggests this ... what do you
>>> mean by "will not accept"?
>> I changed this person's pw to some long hash, where the hash included
>> the "+" character in the middle. I could log in as this person using
>> Psi, but he could not log in with Pidgin. He reported the error as this:
>>> Could not establish a connection with the server:
>>> Error resolving Jabber: 11001
> OK ... I think that's how Windows indicates a DNS failure. This may
> not be an auth issue at all.
Digging further, I now think that the end user gave me a false report.
Sorry about the noise.
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