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bug #30111: Do not populate realname field by default

Submitter:  Someone <veinor>
Submitted:  Thu 10 Jun 2010 11:54:39 PM UTC
Category:  irc plugin Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  other Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  flashcode
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  * 0.3.2 IRC nick:  Veinor
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Fri 11 Jun 2010 09:49:48 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Now default real name is empty in irc.conf.
If real name is not set, username is used when connecting to server (this field is mandatory to connect). And if username is not set, string "weechat" is used.

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
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Thu 10 Jun 2010 11:54:39 PM UTC, original submission:  

By default, weechat 0.3.2 fills in the realname field by pulling this information from the system. This is not something the user is informed of in any way, shape or form, and something they might not even know exists. In particular, for certain hostmasks, the combination of username + hostmask can be enough to uniquely identify the person. This is an obvious security risk; therefore, the realname field should not be set by default.

Someone <veinor>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-08-07 flashcode Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2010-06-11 flashcode Categoryconfig file irc plugin
        StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone flashcode

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