[Oberon] How software breaks
jmdrake_98 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 20 19:12:12 CET 2004
--- easlab at absamail.co.za wrote:
> n-o dialer & ppp setup assumes that "@" would not be
> a valid
> char of the UserID nor Password strings for ISPs.
> So when an ISP allocates a UserID containing char
> "@" [which
> is legitimate per rfc] the system breaks.
> A tedious workaround/patch allows one to stumble on.
> Then when the telco-line is down and vital email
> needs to be Tx/Rxed,
> and the good-old-faithfull DOSbased n-o laptop
> [because you don't
> want to disturb the factory created virtual, perhaps
> partition] is called to the rescue, we find again
> the illegal "@" char
> disaster. The labour of the previous patch can't
> be reused, because
> the versions differ substantially.
The fix I gave you a couple of years ago doesn't
require you to change any source code and should
work regarless of what version of PPP or native
Oberon you're using.
> Over years one has accumulated reliable 'google
> strings'. eg. to
> get the replys to all one's NewsGroup posts of the
> previos month.
> Then google "updates" and nothing works.
> So you try the dumbed-down standard method: download
> the form
> and fill-it-out. Which gives
> TRAP 7 Index out of range (PC Native 11.10.2001)
> HTTPDocs.Request PC = 5056
> C = 001653A0H
> R = 00000030H
> aut = 00000000H
> ch = e
> cookie = 00000000H
> host = "groups.google.com"
> i = 256
> j = -1
> key = 2
> label = ""
> log = TRUE
> method = "GET"
> path =
> port = 80
> proxy = FALSE
> query = 001651A0H
> str = ""
> HTTPDocs.Connect PC = 8515
> C = 001653A0H
> base = 00000000H
> You can't beat the entropy !
> Can one ever resist the pressure to conform with
> Micro$loth outsp00k ?
> Is this why abdool bombed the twin-towers ?
> == Chris Glur. Be happy, don't worry.
I'm having a hard time following what you're
trying to do here. Where you using the Google
group search engine, or doing something else?
John M. Drake
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