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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005732||unreal||ircd||public||2020-07-31 05:54||2020-08-04 14:27|
|Status||closed||Resolution||no change required|
|Summary||0005732: Unrealircd does not accept the channels with the character ":" in the name, the competitors they work|
|Description||As soon as I type "/join #x:x" on UnrealIRCd 188.8.131.52, I get this response:|
[05:39:21] * #x:x Cannot join channel: Channel name contains illegal characters (must be valid UTF8)
It works on ircd-seven-1.1.9, idem on InspIRCd-3
Is it normal that on unrealircd it is refused?
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Yes, it is normal, the : character was used (in the past) for local channels, so you could have a server irc.nl.example.net and another server irc.de.example.net and then you could create a channel #test:*.nl.example.net and it would only exist on the NL server and not on the DE server. IRCNet also used to support this, perhaps some other ircds too. We removed support for this, as it is a stupid feature that causes a mess in the source code for a feature that nearly nobody uses.
But yeah, that is why the : character is disallowed at UnrealIRCd.
I don't think (m)any people have a problem with not allowing the : character though. I presume you were just curious about the reason why it was blocked? Not a real problem? :)
||No I do not use, it is a user who complained about this|
|2020-07-31 05:54||armyn||New Issue|
|2020-08-02 14:21||syzop||Note Added: 0021684|
|2020-08-02 14:23||armyn||Note Added: 0021686|
|2020-08-04 14:27||syzop||Assigned To||=> syzop|
|2020-08-04 14:27||syzop||Status||new => closed|
|2020-08-04 14:27||syzop||Resolution||open => no change required|