Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#218 closed defect (fixed)

IRC continously reconnects if nickname is already in use

Reported by: lfaraone@mit.edu Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: IRC Keywords:
Cc:

Description

I was connected to irc.freenode.net as lfaraone|work, but my default nick was set to lfaraone.

When my connection was reset, Barnowl continuously tried to connect to freenode as lfaraone but failed each time because the nick was already in use.

Ideally, barnowl should do one of:

  • Reconnect using the nick previously used
  • Try lfaraone1, lfaraone2, etc according to some pattern
  • Give up

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jgross@mit.edu

I think IRC might do this now. Can someone confirm?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by kchen@mit.edu

I don't know enough about IRC to give a definitive answer, but my experience once was that an underscore automatically got added. (I don't know if that's a server thing, a barnowl thing, or what.)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by ezyang@mit.edu

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think this is fixed.

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