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Re: neat little napster bug
From: markus-kern () GMX NET (Markus Kern)
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 21:24:55 +0200


Colten Edwards wrote:

Seems that napster with it's closed source has a reason to be paranoid.

The client napster.exe has a limit on the length of a line it will accept,
somewhere around 191 chars. However the server will happily pass along
any length you want upto possibly 32767 (unsigned short int). So, if you
send a public msg or a possibly a privmsg to a channel/nick on the server,
with a length longer than 191, it GPF's the client. This works with BETA5
of the client and possibly earlier ones as well. I would ASSUME this could
be developed into something else altogether. Way ta go napster, inc.

They seem to have fixed this at the server side.
When i tested it (04/28/00 20:10 GMT) only 180 characters were
passed through by the server. In both public and private chat.

Markus Kern


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