[Juser] Re: authentication failure problem with exodus

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Oct 1 11:09:28 CDT 2004

I've never heard of this bug, but I'm sure the Exodus developers would 
love to hear about it, since they're usually quite diligent about bug 
fixes. Also, their daily builds may have already incorporated a fix for 
this if you reported a bug.



In article <Pine.BSF.4.43.0410010942130.1600-100000 at three.elistx.com>,
 James M Galvin <galvin+juser at elistx.com> wrote:

> I'm replying to my own message so there's a response to the issue in the
> archive.  I never got a response from anyone on the mailing list but I
> did finally get a response from the folks at JSF.
> It seems the problem was the Exodus client.  I was told that it has
> exhibited the behavior of changing account parameters when it suits it
> to do so.  A check of my account parameters found that the password on
> my account had been changed.
> As to whether the problem was actually something Exodus did or was a
> problem on the server side, I can not say for certain.  It could just be
> the interaction between Exodus and the jabber.org service.  However,
> since I was not included to debug the issue I took the recommended
> advice: switch clients.  There are so many to choose from it was by far
> the easiest thing to do.
> Jim
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, James M Galvin wrote:
>     Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 07:45:46 -0400 (EDT)
>     From: James M Galvin <galvin+juser at elistx.com>
>     Reply-To: Jabber end-user discussion list <juser at jabber.org>
>     To: juser at jabber.org
>     Subject: [Juser] authentication failure problem with exodus
>     I'm writing to this list as suggested by the jabber.org website hoping
>     that someone might have had this problem before and can help me.
>     Actually, I found the same question asked previously back in January
>     2004 but I did not find an answer.  I'm hoping I just missed it.
>     I've been happily using Exodus 0.9 for almost a year with no problem.
>     Then one day I created a chat room on jabber.org which I destroyed later
>     that same day.  This is the only event of that day that's unique from
>     prior days.  I don't recall ever destroying a chat room previously.
>     The next day I could not login.  The popup window message I get
>     describes an authentication failure.  It tells me that I either entered
>     the wrong password or the login is in use by another user.  At this
>     point I sent in a message to the jabber.org folks through their web
>     form.
>     Since I needed to login that day I created another id to use.  I then
>     went about my business for the day.
>     The next day (yes, the third in a row as far as usage is concerned) I
>     went to login and now both ids get the same error message.  I sent an
>     update message to the jabber.org folks through their web form.
>     I have not gotten a respond from the jabber.org folks, although they say
>     they may not respond quickly.  It's been 4 days.
>     So, here I am.  I still can not use either id and I really don't want to
>     keep creating ids every day.
>     Anyone run into this before and have a suggestion?
>     Thanks!
>     Jim

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