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0005757unrealircdpublic2020-09-26 08:47
ReporterKoragg Assigned Tosyzop  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version5.0.6 
Fixed in Version5.0.7-rc1 
Summary0005757: WHO hides yourself in result if not in any channels
Descriptionwhen utilizing /who <accountname> a it only lists the user whose nickname is the <accountname> even if multiple entities are logged into <accountname> and share a channel.
This may possibly effect other WHO(X) aspects utilizing the accountname (this would require further testing).
Steps To Reproduce1. have a user log into an accountname and join a channel
2. have a second user log into the same accountname as in step 1 and have them join the same channel as in step 1
3. have any client run /who accountname a <--- on the accountname that the users in step 1 and 2 have

Expected behavior: WHO(X) information about BOTH users is given back, since both are logged into the same accountname
Actual behavior: WHO(X) information is only given for the user whose nickname matches the accountname, rather than ALL users logged into said accountname.

tested on (UnrealIRCd-5.0.6)

this is most likely the cause, but it is not 100% certain that the explanation given is the true reason, albeit it seems likely
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2020-09-26 07:44

administrator   ~0021747

I see. Reading the source (i didn't write the whox code), it requires an explicit flag to search for account. So it should show up with "WHO accountname a".

Next question would then be "shouldn't it be included in the default?". And I'm leaning quite heavily towards "no". I think for a simple WHO query (one without search parameters I mean) it should only search NUH (nick user host) like classic WHO does. Otherwise, where does it stop? Who knows.. next option would be to search by certfp or whatever user property. Furthermore, it would be confusing to include things in results that have no visual connection, like account without %a in this case. I can already see the next bug report about that :)

Does that settle it for you?


2020-09-26 08:03

administrator   ~0021748

I see an issue related to visibility and self that is confusing:
* As an IRCOp everything works fine, so then I started trying as non-IRCOp...
* If another user does "WHO accountname a" it may hide that user if that user is not in any common channels and is +i (invisible), that is OK and expected
* If another user does "WHO accountname a" and the other user with this accountname is in common channels or is -i (not invisible) then it correctly shows up, again all OK and expected
* Confusingly, it also does this hiding for yourself. So if you do "WHO accountname a" and you are +i and not in any channel, then it would not show your own entry in the WHO result.
The last thing is a bug.


2020-09-26 08:03

administrator   ~0021749

Last edited: 2020-09-26 08:05

I've updated the title to "WHO hides yourself in result if not in any channels" since I presume that was the issue (described above) that you were experiencing. What made it confusing was the non-ircop and the fact that for nick-queries it did not hide.


2020-09-26 08:47

administrator   ~0021751

Thanks for the bug report, Koragg, fixed now!

commit a02f94f867daf86de75f033cb48e18831003372a (HEAD -> unreal50, origin/unreal50)
Author: Bram Matthys <[email protected]>
Date: Sat Sep 26 08:31:20 2020 +0200

    Clean up WHOX a bit and fix WHO hiding yourself if not in any channels,
    reported by Koragg in
    This changes the following in the code of who_global():
    1) We initialize all the 'marked' users to zero at the beginning,
       and remove the previously unmarking in the bottom loop that
       shouldn't have anything to do with it. Now there's "no way"
       to screw up initialization of marked users.
    2) Check for marked users in the bottom loop.
    3) Thanks to #1 and #2 we can now easily add simple logic like
       not skipping when client==acptr.
    4) Similarly, we can remove checks for +i/-i in who_common_channel(),
       and as a bonus we will list common channel results altogether
       in the WHO result, rather than first +i on common and then at the
       very end the remaining -i (which may also be in common channels).
    All in all, the code is now more like how I would write it, rather
    than the original. It's now harder to screw things up if you change
    some visibility or searching logic here or there.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-09-26 03:04 Koragg New Issue
2020-09-26 07:44 syzop Note Added: 0021747
2020-09-26 08:03 syzop Note Added: 0021748
2020-09-26 08:03 syzop Status new => confirmed
2020-09-26 08:03 syzop Summary WHO a only recognizes if nickname == accountname => WHO hides yourself in result if not in any channels
2020-09-26 08:03 syzop Note Added: 0021749
2020-09-26 08:05 syzop Note Edited: 0021749
2020-09-26 08:47 syzop Assigned To => syzop
2020-09-26 08:47 syzop Status confirmed => resolved
2020-09-26 08:47 syzop Resolution open => fixed
2020-09-26 08:47 syzop Fixed in Version => 5.0.7-rc1
2020-09-26 08:47 syzop Note Added: 0021751