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Module Request: case insensitive /oper usernames

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:12 pm
by Emeric
I was wondering if anyone could make a module that would make it so oper names aren't case if your oper was "Dante" you could still go /oper dante blah..sorta like Unreal3.1.x.

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:57 pm
by Stealth
I am not sure why you would want something like this. It will greatly decrease security.

Here is how:

Using a 10 char logins and passwords of just letters and numbers, currently there are approx 704423425546998100000000000000000000 combinations. Disabling case sensitivity reduces it to approx 13367494538843734000000000000000 combinations. That is approx 704410058052459270000000000000000000 LESS possibilities.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:20 pm
by Emeric
i just want it where the usernames aren't case sensitive. not the passwords.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:35 am
by Solutech
Those figures are for case and non case sensitive usernames and passwords . As stated it will decrease security . The simple answer to this is not have sloppy opers who dont remember what case you set their operblock to . What you are in effect asking for is a module that will make your server less secure .

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:23 pm
by Emeric
I just said, I still wanted the passwords case sensitive. And it isn't a problem on my network, I just sort of miss that from the old Unreal3.1.x. More of a matter of preference.