remote crasher in the IRC WHO changes

Paul Aurich paul at
Mon Jul 11 21:34:04 EDT 2011

And Ethan Blanton spoke on 07/11/2011 11:57 AM, saying:
> Paul Aurich spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> I have not, unfortunately.  The user with the odd nick has not been in
>> the room every time I've looked.
>> Do you have a suggestion of how I can create a bogus nick on such a
>> server to test directly?  (Both Pidgin and irssi did not let me).
> There's always telnet!  You might also try X-Chat.

Grr, both of these (with varying configurations of encoding in X-Chat) fire
off the request to the server, which rejects it as an invalid nickname.

I put out a request for another server/channel where I can test.


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