[OTR-users] Odd bug of gaim-otr not recognising itself? (fwd)

Ian Goldberg ian at cypherpunks.ca
Wed May 16 18:45:55 EDT 2007

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 04:46:48PM -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
> (04:39:45 PM) Paul: hey :)
> (04:39:45 PM) Message could not be sent because a connection error occurred:
> ?OTR:AAIDAAAAABcAAAAXAAAAwI29mNMMoIpPBNOYD6zADAElJpRRfY4OwipH/Q4q28P7188SY8l64yoFiBgF8sSO6PfLNB3HgkuP1ZwktAtXoKm+f7R0l5378bwMCqx8wJzySKimpVB7Hm20meqazM3nt+8AXEd505Nd0c9SP4KJ7l8K14yuX8/wRHq7vAvCp91Ixj5gJe63TGKnJ6wyjER/yMx6sAGPEiKC6MqINJ3tOMK6Cp0vAzXBJWdBwN82X2S4Zj34IuevxiYw3nnGZnPo4wAAAAAAAAABAAAAB5+5qxfNHdVXFS2a2Z/wOgN1prAVdAsxDKrmTQAAABRIcEOo2lVg1uZZzrdR/pMgflFSVg==.
> [ I hit the OTR button ]
> (04:39:50 PM) Attempting to refresh the private conversation with fenotr at hotmail.com...
> (04:39:50 PM) Message could not be sent because a connection error occurred:
> ?OTR?v2?
> tegnl at hotmail.com has requested an http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/.  However, you do not have a plugin to support that.
> See http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/ for more information.
> Probably, the target "fenotr" switched machines with me, not sure if
> that is relevant.  And shortly after this error, the user went offline
> (or was he really not online before, but wrongly listed)
> Still, the error is confusing, *I* have OTR installed and a plugin that
> supports otr. I guess this is happening because gaim is repeating
> the unsend message. Perhaps OTR should be able to repress the
> "?OTR?v2?" bounced messages? After all, i did not type that message,
> I just clicked on the button.

I've not seen this behaviour of gaim before, where it echoes back to you
the network message that it failed to send.  But those echoes certainly
aren't being passed though the OTR plugin (nor should the be, really),
since the plugin would have replaced the "?OTR:AAID..." with an OTR

So I don't see how OTR could repress the bounced messages, since gaim
never passes them to it.

   - Ian

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