[IRCServices] Check password without IDENTIFY
brain at winbot.co.uk
Sat May 29 13:26:43 PDT 2004
i can give you some code to do this which you could put in a module. Email me off the list if you are interested and understand that by applying such code to your services build officially it wont be supported :p
i will provide you with the code but due to being a very busy person at this time i cannot offer to adapt it for your use... this you must do yourself :P
>> Well in this case it is - hm - not good ;)
>> In fact I get only one terribly awful kind-of-work-around procedure in
>> mind: let your bot try to identify himself with the given password on
>> the given nick/chan - if services reply positive - the pass might be
>> the correct one.
>The problem with this of course is that the bot must first take the
>nickname of that user and that would be a problem if that user is
>already online in the network.
>> But this one is NOT really elegant and I would consider it a
>> high-security-risk and identifying for foreign nicks/chans is in my
>> opinion abusive...
>When this is only possible for Services Admins, it would be that a risk
>(assuming the bot itself is secure enough that no harmfull commands
>could leak through).
>> is it too complicate for users to learn some simple commands or to
>> read the help for getting commands they want?
>I agree with you when you say this, including some of the people that
>are interested in computers and so, but I also host three game channels
>with total n00bs (sorry to express it this way) and since that's the
>largest group of all the users, they are my target. I want to make the
>page explain itself, with help text next to each field.
>Anyway, we agreed on unsetting password encryption and therefore forcing
>everybody to set the password again.
>When I have some things working, I'll send a notification message so
>people how are interested could take a look at it.
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