Bug #1130

Buggy Version Reply

Added by flare183 almost 12 years ago. Updated almost 11 years ago.

Quassel Core
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<Flare183> wfjoqw2jdowjodjwodjwo :VERSION Nothing.
-ZTecWiz_- VERSION Quassel IRC v0.7.3 (git-7db97a6) (built on Sep  8 2011 19:12:58) --
-Carlos- VERSION infobot 0.45.3 [Wurm]
-XB- VERSION eggdrop v1.6.20
-Kyle- VERSION Quassel IRC v0.8-pre (0.8-pre+86 git-da215fc) (built on Nov  1 2011 08:15:07) --

As you can see from above when a client inputs the raw VERSION command, quassel will reply a version no matter if its directed to it or not.

Related issues

Related to Quassel IRC - Bug #1142: CTCP action sending extra charactersResolved2012-02-29

Associated revisions

Revision a272baf2 (diff)
Added by Bas Pape almost 11 years ago

Simplify CTCP parsing by default

Rather than adhering to the CTCP 'specification', reply only to single
CTCP messages without text around them. All messages not fitting the
requirements are simply displayed in the buffer. The old behaviour can
still be enabled in the settings dialog.

Fixes #1130


#1 Updated by johu almost 12 years ago

  • Target version deleted (0.7.4)

#2 Updated by al almost 12 years ago

  • Category changed from Quassel Client to Quassel Core
  • OS changed from Linux to Any

The currently implemented bevaviour is in accordance with the CTCP "specification" at
That said, Quassel is about the only client around that correctly implements this spec, so it probably makes sense to abandon it and adapt other clients' CTCP handling.

#3 Updated by sph almost 12 years ago

Also worth mentioning: this bypasses Freenode's (and possible other networks') +C channel mode. So you can spam all Quassel users in a channel even when the channel mode is explicitly set to disallow channel CTCP's.

Quassel may be following the specs to the letter, it's not doing any good if the rest of the world and especially networks themselves behave differently.

#4 Updated by Anonymous about 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Some future release

Debated rather often, consensus appeared to be dropping compliance with the specification as mentioned above.
MR 148 makes quassel ignore (i.e. print the message including ctcp in the buffer) all requests but ones that have one and only ctcp request, without any surrounding text.

#5 Updated by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset quassel|commit:a272baf28f926a9e66be767936dd38b6b4aa94da.

#6 Updated by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Some future release to 0.9.0
  • Version changed from 0.8-pre to 0.3.0.x

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